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Covid-19 Preparations


The Government announced a range of measures on the 12 of March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, Westmeath County Council has taken the following actions:

• Public Libraries are closed as of Thursday 12 March 2020 at 6.00pm
• The following facilities will close at end of business today 13 March 2020:

o Belvedere House Gardens and Park
o Mullingar Swimming Pool
o Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery, Abbey Road Art Studios

These facilities will remain closed until 29 March 2020.

Aside from the above, all Council public buildings remain open and Council services are operating as normal.

The above information is subject to change as informed by ongoing Government and HSE advice.

In keeping with HSE advice regarding social distancing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, Westmeath County Council is asking the public to use, where possible, telephone, email and similar methods to transact your business with us.

We will continue to put contingency measures in place to minimise the effect on essential services in the days and weeks ahead.

The management team of Westmeath County Council will continue to meet on a regular basis in relation to our response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves. We will continue to keep the public updated through Westmeath County Council’s communication channels and local media.

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We encourage the public to keep up to date with the latest advice and updates from the HSE in relation to COVID-19 and to follow all guidance issued by healthcare professionals.

HSE Coronavirus Covid-19

Department of Health updates

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 13/03/2020