June 15, 2021

COVID-19: Wicklow Council reveals impact of coronavirus on local services

Wicklow County Council has urged people to access its services online as part of emergency measures in the fight to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

In a statement issued this evening, the local authority confirmed all Wicklow County Council libraries are now closed to the public until March 29.

These include Arklow Open Library and any event scheduled in the library buildings during this time are also cancelled. Online library services remain in place.

Bray, Arklow, Greystones and Wicklow swimming pools are also closed, as is Wicklow Gaol.

Recycling services throughout the county remain open.

Wicklow County Buildings and the Municipal District offices of Bray, Arklow, Greystones, Baltinglass and Wicklow Town also remain open. However members of the public are being asked to make contact with the council by phone or email where possible and to submit applications for services such as planning by post.

Motor Tax renewals can be processed online by applicants or alternatively, renewal applications may be forwarded by post.  Members of the public with additional queries  regarding Wicklow County Council Services are  encouraged to contact us by telephone  (0404) 20100 or by email: corporate@wicklowcoco.ie

Wicklow County Council chief executive Frank Curran, said: “The Council is taking action to minimise the spread of the virus.  Council staff will work to ensure a continuity of service across our key operations.  The Council’s Crisis Management team meets daily to monitor the situation as well as liaising with Government Departments and Agencies across the Eastern Region.”

The council urged members of the public to follow the Department of Health’s advice and keep themselves informed. Details of these updated measures can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/ 

Further information and updates will be posted on the Wicklow County Council website:  http://wicklow.ie.

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