COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Ireland is currently at Level 5 of the government's Plan for Living with Covid-19. At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.

Limerick City and County Council offices will be closed to the public under Level 5. Customers are encouraged to contact the Council by Phone: 061 556000, Email: customerservices@limerick.ie or Online: My Limerick on Limerick.ie, rather than in person.

    Appointments in exceptional circumstance can be facilitated by phoning Customer Service on 061 556000. While the Council's doors are closed to the public, staff will continue to be working in Merchant's Quay, Dooradoyle and district offices; normal regular times of 9am to 5pm. Staff in the Motor Tax Offices in Dooradoyle and Newcastle West will operate from 9.15am - 3.30pm (normal regular hours). Please use online service motortax.ie.

     

    Government and Health Updates

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    Impact on Service Provision

    Due to Level 5 restrictions under the Government's Plan for Living with Covid-19, a number of services have to be curtailed:

    • From 2pm on Wednesday 23rd December, Motor Tax public counters in Dooradoyle are closed to the public. Please use Motor Tax online services or applications posted to our offices will be processed.
    • All Library Branches will close at 3pm on Wednesday 23 December until further notice.
    • Housing Maintenance - Essential maintenance only, please see here for more details.
    • Gortadroma Civic Amenity site open to the public on Wednesdays only. (regular hours of 9am to 3pm, closed for lunch 1pm - 1.30pm)
    • Dog Shelter operating on appointment only basis.
    • Strict social distancing precautions are in place for burials in Council-owned cemeteries around open plots and access during burial remains restricted. 

    All of these measures are in place to protect staff and customers and to help minimise the spread of Covid-19.

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    Community Helpline

    dedicated community support helpline is in operation from 8am to 8pm seven days per week, for vulnerable people seeking assistance with daily needs. These will include shopping, prescriptions, supplies, information or other suitable requests.

    The ‘Limerick Covid-19 Community Response’ helpline is 1800 832 005 or email covidsupport@limerick.ie

    Those wishing to volunteer to assist with the ‘Limerick Covid-19 Community Response’ are asked to email volunteer@limerick.ie or fill in this volunteer form. For further details, please click here.

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    Business Supports

    • Limerick City and County Council recognises the financial pressures being experienced by certain sectors and encourages any ratepayers experiencing difficulties in paying their commercial rates to get in contact.
       
    • Covid-19 - Six-Month Waiver of Commercial Rates FAQs - click here
    • A variety of supports have been made available to help firms.
    • The Business Restart Grant Plus including the top-ups applied nationwide and in certain counties, is now closed for applications.

    • A new COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) was established as part of Budget 2021 on 13 October 2020 and is being operated by the Revenue Commissioners.

    • The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick is there to support local businesses and help ensure they are in the strongest position possible in the face of this unprecedented and continuously evolving crisis.

      The expert staff at LEO Limerick are there to advise and support any small business experiencing difficulties at this time. Business Advisors will offer a discreet one-to-one discussion by phone or other means to suit the business owner.

      Among the supports which can be accessed through LEO Limerick are cash flow supports and supports from Enterprise Ireland... learn more.

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    AnchorGuiding Limerick Through Covid-19 - Plan for Reopening Limerick

    The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live our lives. As we move through the roadmap for re-opening society and business, Limerick City and County Council wants to explore how we can harness this crisis to bring about positive change in Limerick.

    Our 'Guiding Limerick Through Covid-19' proposes to re-allocate space, pedestrianise and animate certain city centre streets in order to boost footfall and aid our economic recovery. Click here for more.

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    Travel and Public Transport

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    Planning

    From 24th December, the office of the Planning Department in Dooradoyle is open by appointment only.

    Applications are being accepted by post to our office in Dooradoyle.

    As per normal planning applications are available to view online here.

    Pre-planning meetings continue to be facilitated by email and or by phone. Please telephone the Planning Department on 061 556556 or email planning@limerick.ie to make an appointment, or in relation to any other queries. 

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    Attractions and Events

    • From 5pm, Wednesday 23rd December Limerick Museum will close until further notice.
    • From 5pm, Wednesday 23rd December Limerick City Gallery of Art will close until further notice.
    • For all attractions and planned events we recommend you to check with relevant organisers and/ or venues for latest updates.

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