As a county and as a community, we now find ourselves in the midst of the most significant public health crisis of our lifetime which challenges almost every aspect of what we understand to be normal every day life.
We are being asked to do or not to do things which we would have considered routine but we know that if we follow the public health advices, we can make a real ditference to preventing the spread of Coronavirus/COVlD-19 while safeguarding our own good health and the good health of our families, friends and broader communities. Reiterating and practising these advices, such as regular handwashing and social distancing, protects, empowers and reassures us.
As a public sector organisation, Tipperary County Council is playing our part by supporting our communities and members of the public who are in need of our services, many of which are critical to the frontline fight against Coronavirus/COV|D-19. Details of how these services can be
accessed are available on the Council's website at www.tipperarycoco.ie.
I am in daily discussion with the Chief Executive and I am aware that Council staff will continue to present for work to ensure continuity of services across our key operations and that the Council's Crisis Management Team will continue to meet on an ongoing basis as well as liaise with Government Departments and agencies across the South East and Mid West Regions. The Council will communicate any changes in arrangements on our website.
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all who are engaged in frontline public services particularly across our health services, local authority services, Government Departments and local media for your exemplary levels of commitment and for playing your part in protecting us
from this virus. Community spirit has always been strong in Tipperary. By working together and supporting each other, we will prevail and emerge stronger than ever.
My wish for each and every one of you is to be safe and to be healthy