Sligo County Council is closing a number of public amenities in an attempt to reduce crowds gathering during the present Level 5 Covid Restrictions.
On the local authority’s website today the following is stated
Arising from concerns expressed by the Government and HSE on the ‘rampant transmission of the Covid-19 virus’ in the community, a number of measures are being introduced in the interests of public health and safety. Concerns have risen over the weekend of large numbers of people travelling beyond the 5km limit to exercise and social distancing not been adhered to.
Sligo County Council is working with An Gárda Siochána to restrict access to amenity areas across the county in order to prevent large numbers congregating, including Mullaghmore, Streedagh, Culleenamore, Enniscrone and Rosses Point beaches. Other amenities affected include Half-Moon Bay in Hazelwood, Dooney Rock, Slish Wood and Union Wood, Benbulben scenic walk at Gortarowey, Mitchell Curley Park and Strandhill Promenade. We hope that these actions will prevent further widespread community transmission and aid in all of efforts to save lives.