Kerry County Council Statement on New Level 5 Covid-19 Restrictions

It’s not quite what the photograph was taken for but it’s apt in the wake of last night’s Government announcement of the return to Level 5 Lock-down restrictions and Kerry County Council’s statement on closures of services this morning.

The Government has announced the imposition of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions – the highest level of restrictions – on Wednesday, 30 December in the context of increased concern about the spread of the coronavirus.

Kerry County Council is encouraging members of the public to adhere closely to the Level 5 restrictions.

Stay at Home

In line with Government advice, people are reminded to stay at home except for essential purposes.

In the interests of public health and having regard to the new Level 5 restrictions, Kerry County Council is asking customers and members of the public to avail of Council services by phone and email.

Motor tax services are being provided on and by post only with prompt turnaround times in place.

Council Contact Details

A full list of contact details for all Kerry County Council services is available at

The Council can be contacted on 066 718 3500; The Housing Section can be contacted on 066 718 3862; The Planning Section can be contacted on 066 718 3582; The Motor Tax Section can be contacted on 066 712 2300.

Libraries Maintaining On-Line Services

Kerry County Museum and Kerry Libraries are closed to public access but continue to provide online services. Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre, Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex, and Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre are closed to the public.

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