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Leitrim County Council will remain open and the focus will be on the provision of critical services

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim County Council will remain open, albeit probably with a scaled back operation focus primarily on the provision of critical services.

"We anticipate that it may not be possible to deliver the full range of our services over the coming weeks and therefore we will be ensuring, in the first instance, that critical services are maintained," it was noted in an official statement from the council this afternoon (Thursday, March 12).

"As a result it may be necessary to scale back or reduce the activity of certain non critical services. To support and maintain critical services, working from home arrangements are being facilitated for staff. In our offices, social distancing protocols have been implemented and HSE guidelines in relation to hygiene are being actively promoted."

All libraries will be closed to the public in Leitrim as of 5pm this evening (Thursday, March 12).

"Our Library staff will continue to support Library members through the provision of online services and will also provide telephone calls and emails support to members. New membership can be obtained during this time by contacting the local branch Library by telephone during normal Library opening hours".

As the situation develops in Ireland Leitrim County Council will issue further communications.

They also advise the public to keep up to date with the latest date advice and updates from the HSE in relation to COVID-19. The HSE website provides the most up to date and reliable source of information on the current situation in Ireland. This can be accessed at the following link: http://bit.ly/2TIKITm