In its ongoing response to COVID-19, and following guidance from HSE, Mayo County Council offices has taken a number of actions over recent days which affect delivery of some of its services. The measures include the closure of the Library Network, Museums, Art centres and Leisure centres.
Day-to-day services provided by Mayo County Council remain open, however the local authority is encouraging the public, where possible, to engage in business with it over the phone or online.
In the interest of public safety and adhering to HSE social-distancing guidelines, CEO Peter Hynes is asking people not to visit its public offices unless it is for essential business.
Should you need to visit in person, the council is are operating drop-boxes in Arás an Chontae and at offices in Ballina, Claremorris, Westport and Belmullet.A similar service is operating in the Motor Tax office in Castlebar.
A supply of envelopes for documents and forms are available, and a member of staff are on-hand to assist.All application forms submitted through the drop box system will be acknowledged and dealt with expeditiously.
Peter Hynes told Midwest News today that in line with Government guidelines, they are encouraging staff to work from home, while ensuring a core presence in all public offices.
“In these unprecedented times, I would like to assure you that Mayo County Council will do our utmost to safeguard public health and safety while continuing to provide essential services and support to our communities.We continue to work diligently to put measures in place, which will allow for contingency, should our level of service be affected in the days and weeks ahead. We will continue to work with the HSE and Gardai and other agencies in supporting and assisting their efforts in these difficult times”