DLR shuts down services and buildings amid COVID-19 pandemic

by Gary Ibbotson

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has announced the closure and temporary cessation of many of its services.

Until at least Sunday, March 29, all DLR libraries will be closed to the public, which includes the cancellation of all events that were expected to take place in libraries.

DLR Heritage events, DLR parks events and public markets that usually occur in People’s Park and Marlay Park are also cancelled.

All community centres, DLR leisure centres and DLR council buildings are also closed to the public, with staff observing social-distancing measures.

However, the council says you can still avail of services offered by the authority via its website at dlrcoco.ie, by contacting them via email at info@dlrcoco.ie or by phone at +35312054700.

A special postal booth will be arranged at County Hall in Dun Laoghaire to allow urgent mail and deliveries to reach the council – such as planning applications, submissions and courier deliveries etc. but there will be no other physical access to the building.

Furthermore, public information session associated with the dlr Grants Scheme 2020 are cancelled.

However, the council has extended the deadline for the receipt of applications from April 3 to April 17.

All grants managers are available to provide information and advice to applicants by email and phone.

The local authority says that all parks and graveyards will remain open for the foreseeable future and although all dlr libraries will remain shut in the coming weeks, online archives and content can be accessed at www.libraries.dlrcoco.ie.

For further local updates from the council you can visit its website and social media channels.

In a statement the council says: “We would ask the public to keep up to date with all public health advice and to consult the relevant websites in this regard.

“For the latest advice and information from the HSE on Coronavirus Covid-19, please visit their Coronavirus Page. For daily updates, please visit GOV.IE.”

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