Access to Council buildings being managed due to COVID-19
Having regard to the issues presented by the current emergency, Sligo County Council is introducing measures to safeguard the health and well-being of its customers and staff and to help limit the spread of the Covid-19.
Our services continue to be delivered including Water Supply, Fire Services, Environment, Cemeteries and Roads. ‘We are asking the public’s forbearance during this emergency and to be mindful of contacting us for urgent or emergency issues only’. The Council is open for business but with access being managed because of this emergency. Customers are advised to write, phone or e-mail for Housing Loan, Rent, Rates, Motor Tax and Parking Fines queries and are also directed to this website for regular updates as well as all social media platforms.
Meetings are only being arranged by appointment where necessary and all the contact details are posted on the website.
Maintaining essential core services:
Notwithstanding closure to the public, the Council will continue to maintain essential public services during this period of international emergency. Contact details are listed below.
Dealing with the COVID-19 incidence in our community is subject to Government decisions and the advice of the HSE. However, it is a rapidly changing dynamic and for that reason, customers are requested to consult the Council’s website and social media platforms for regular updates.
Ciaran Hayes Interview with OceanFM on March 25th 2020
Sligo Library Services
In line with the announcement made by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, All Sligo County Library branches, Museum and Local Studies room will shut for two weeks at close of business on Thursday the 12th of March, 2020
Radio Advert on Coronavirus
Sligo County Council anticipates that the current situation in relation to the coronavirus pandemic may impact on our capacity to maintain existing levels of service, and certain services may have to be curtailed.
Many of our services are provided on-line, and customers are encouraged to access these services to conduct financial transactions on-line where possible:
- Motor taxation
- Housing loans
- Housing rent
- Traffic fines
- Commercial rates
- Fire charges
- Sligo BID contribution
- Dog licenses
Public health advice
Hand hygiene is a simple and very effective method of helping to prevent the spread of healthcare associated infection.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol based hand wash.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the used tissue into a closed bin, and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow. Avoid touching your eyes and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who you know has cold or flu symptoms.
Coronavirus - COVID-19
Further information on COVID-19 can be got on the HSE website.