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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following a request from Minister Murphy there is now a Local Authority Community Response Forum in every local authority area. These Forums are coordinating and ramping up work to help ensure all vulnerable members of our communities affected by COVID-19 restrictions are appropriately supported.

Chaired and coordinated by each Local Authority Chief Executive, the Forum will include members of the Local Authority, the HSE, county champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Siochana, Other Statutory Bodies, the Community & Voluntary sector and of course the local Age Friendly Programme. It will lead the coordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience in each area.

The Forum will ensure the provision of the following services:

  • Collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, medication in line with guidance
  • Transport to community testing centres, clinical Assessment Hubs, GP and hospital appointments
  • Social isolation, supports, engagement
  • Meals and their delivery
  • Other medical/health needs

Local Authority Community Response Forum helpline numbers:

Local AuthorityCommunity Response NumberEmail
Carlow County Council1800
Cavan County Council1800 300 404
Clare County Council1890 252
Cork City Council1800 222226
Cork County Council1800 805 
Donegal County Council1800 928
Dublin City Council01
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council01 2713199
Fingal County Council01 890
Galway City Council1800 400 150
Galway County Council1800 928 894
Kerry County Council1800 807
Kildare County Council1800 300
Kilkenny County Council1800 500
Laois County Council1800 832
Leitrim County Council071
Limerick City & County Council1800 832
Longford County Council1800 300 122
Louth County Council1800 805 817
Mayo County Council094 906 4660
Meath County Council1800 808
Monaghan County Council1800 804
Offaly County Council1800 818
Roscommon County Council1800 200
Sligo County Council1800 292
South Dublin County Council1800 240
Tipperary County Council076 106
Waterford City and County Council1800 250 185
Westmeath County Council1800 805
Wexford County Council053 919
Wicklow County Council1800 868

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