In response to the COVID-19 preventative measures announced by the Government earlier today, Mayo County Council has confirmed that the facilities it operates such as libraries, arts centres, museums and other community outlets will close to the public this evening with effect from 6pm.
At this time Leisure Centres remain open.
The day-to-day running of all other services of Mayo County Council remains unaffected for now.
The local authority says it will continue to work to put measures in place that will allow for contingency should should other service levels be affected in the days and weeks ahead.
Its management team has been meeting daily to discuss the COVID-19 issue and will continue to do so as the situation evolves.
The council says it will endeavour to keep the public updated on any service disruptions through the local media and its own digital channels.
This afternoon’s statement from the council concludes: “We would encourage the public to follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19. In addition, we would encourage the public to watch out for each other particularly the vulnerable in our society.”