Paul Mulville

We are living through unprecedented times and I’m proud to see that we in Fingal are looking after each other and doing our part to slow the spread of Covid-19

There is a lot of information coming at us and things are changing from day to day. This page is a list of resources available in Fingal

Right now we must all stay indoors and obey the restrictions. We are all immensely proud of our neighbours and friends working on the frontline, and I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who is playing their part.

We are all in this together and we will get through it.

What is the council doing?

There are many organisations and groups in Fingal offering help. From now on these will act together as the Covid-19 Fingal Community Response Forum to give you the help you need to help you stay safe and healthy. Contact the group using the helpline or email address below:

Helpline:

Fingal County Council will take calls on 01-8905000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

There is a dedicated email address: covidsupport@fingal.ie.

Information about who should go to work and the new rules:

Here is a summary of the latest rules from Government:
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/

Here is the list of Essential Service Providers
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dfeb8f-list-of-essential-service-providers-under-new-public-health-guidelin/

Here is the list of essential retail outlets:
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/625292-updated-list-of-essential-retail-outlets-27th-march-2020/

Cocooning – Guidance for the extremely medically vulnerable:

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/at-risk-groups.html

Feeling lonely or stressed?

Many of us are feeling stressed and some are alone or lonely. It is very important to keep call your relatives, friends and neighbours and staying safely in contact.

Isolation volunteer groups have been formed in several Fingal towns, and the GardaĆ­, Postal workers and other local groups will get your shopping and prescriptions to you. Fingal community spirit is strong, so lets make sure we check in on our elderly and vulnerable friends and neighbours.

Fingal County Council will take calls on 01-8905000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

Send an email to: covidsupport@fingal.ie.

Helplines

Helplines

Isolation Volunteer Groups

It’s no surprise that our fellow citizens in Fingal have set up local groups to help those in isolation. They will help you in any way they can if you need groceries, medication or a friendly voice.

Details from local groups are shown below.

LUSK

Lusk Covid Assist Group

RUSH

Rush Covid Assist Group

Rush Covid Assist Group

Ballyboughal

Ballyboughal Covid Assist

Ballyboughal Covid Assist

Skerries

Skerries Isolation Support

Skerries Isolation Suport

Balbriggan

We have over 60 volunteers ready to help with the most vulnerable in our community, People stuck in doors alone, with kids or worried about going outside we will help.

  • Shopping
  • Prescriptions
  • Deliveries
  • Even a friendly chat.

We are still developing and organising logistics.

We feel it is important to let people know that help is out there.

We are asking people to send a text message first with your request. Name address and what you need.

You can also call the service From 9am to 8pm Every Day on: 089250265

We continue to need people to volunteer here www.balbriggan.net/offer-help

or email balbriggansiv@gmail.com