Press Release 1 - Thursday 12th March 2020 16.30
Re: Coronavirus Advisory
Following on from the Taoiseach’s statement on measures to tackle Covid-19, this Council’s Crisis Management Team met today to focus on the impact of the virus within the county.
While a number of practical measures have already been activated such as provision of information to staff, public notices and provision of hand sanitisers in prominent locations within offices, it has been decided that with effect from Friday 13th March, the following additional measures are being put in place and will remain in place until March 29th.
The Council’s Covid-19 Response Team is also continuing to meet on a daily basis, liaising with Public Health and other agencies and reviewing the Council’s Business Continuity Plan in relation to identifying the critical risk areas in terms of service provision and mitigation of impacts on the public and communities we serve.
The Council’s public offices at Clonmel, Nenagh, Tipperary Town, Thurles and Carrick-on-Suir will continue to remain open but measures will be put in place to look at ways that we can implement the public health advice on social distancing.
Tipperary County Council`s response will be informed by advice from the HSE and Public Health Authorities. As a general rule, social distancing is the only way to reduce the transmission rate so outside of work people should seek to reduce social interactions as much as possible.
Tipperary County Council seeks public cooperation to stop the spread of COVID – 19 and to take extreme caution over this period.
Simple measures like, washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds or more, avoiding close contact with people who are ill and cleaning down surfaces can make a huge difference.
Let’s work together to keep our economy moving and safeguard our county.
Further updates and advice will issue throughout the coming days via local and national media and on the Council’s website/facebook and twitter.