Council update during Level 3 COVID restrictions for Dublin
The Government has announced that, from 19 September 2020, the entire county of Dublin will be placed on Level 3 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice. You can click here for a useful infographic setting out some of these restrictions.
Dublin will be at Level 3 for a period of three weeks, until Friday 9 October, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the Government, based on the status of the virus and public health advice.
South Dublin County Council's services will continue during this time as before subject to the clarifications set out below:
- Council offices are closed are accessible by appointment for only – this applies to housing planning and other urgent services requests
- We will continue to receive payments online and by phone – the cash office will be closed to the public
- Libraries will be restricted to click and collect services
- All business meetings will continue to be conducted online as will council committee meetings where possible.
- Our theatres and arts centres are closed for the period.
- The community call line remains open 1800 240519
- Parks remains open but subject to ongoing safe distance
- Playing Pitches – No matches can take place - outdoor non-contact training is allowed only in pods of up to 15 people with an exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship.
- Playgrounds remain open
- Scheduled community clean ups can proceed subject to a maximum of 15 people and strict social distancing being observed.
- Creches remain open with protective measures
- Allotments remain open
- Funerals and cemetery attendance are limited to 25 people
- Restaurants continue to have a planning exemption for take away food and outdoor dining for 15 people is allowed
- Gyms/leisure centres/swimming pools open with protective measures, for individual training only.