Mayor urges people to adhere to social/ physical distancing, as weekend forecast is good

Parks are going one-way while certain walkways and toilet facilities at Lough Gur to close temporarily.

No Milk Market this Saturday.

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is urging the people of Limerick to remember to always be Covid-19 aware as we head into the weekend. 

The weather this weekend is expected to be good and, with the clocks going forward early Sunday morning, Mayor Michael Sheahan is reminding people that Covid-19 coronavirus is still around us and we must take the necessary precautions.

“Last weekend, government and health officials expressed concern that people out enjoying the good weather were not practicing correct social/ physical distancing. Please heed the warnings and directions of the health experts, keep 2 metres apart and if a place is too busy, go somewhere else or return home. Is your or your family’s health worth a quick walk by a beauty spot or riverwalk or beach?”

“We all have to take responsibility for our actions, so please use your common sense and avoid areas that are too crowded.”

In an effort to limit too many people gathering in areas, Limerick City and County Council has introduced a one-way system in many of our parks. This will eliminate people coming towards you while out walking and allow you to maintain the two metres social/ physical distancing.

Parks which are now one-way are:

  • Mungret Park
  • Shelbourne Park
  • O'Brien Park (Clare St)
  • Castletroy Park
  • Adare River Walkway
  • Ted Russell Park, North Circular Road
  • Baggot Estate

Please adhere to the direction as it is for everyone’s health.

In addition, certain narrow walkways and toilet facilities at Lough Gur are to close for the present.

While these actions are regrettable, Limerick City and County Council is determined to do all it can to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and understands that some people will be discommoded.

However, it is being done in the national interest and in the interests of public health.

Meanwhile the Milk Market Trustees have confirmed that the traditional Saturday market in the internal courtyard will not take place this weekend (28 March 2020) while Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that the on-street market surrounding the Milk Market building has also been cancelled.

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