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While our offices are closed at present, we are doing our best to ensure that our employees, clients and communities remain safe and well.

On this page we will post up-to-date information and links as we receive them to help deal with the current situation.

Ireland is now at Level Five. Information on what that means is available here.


Mayo Community Response Advisory Group, under the auspices of Mayo County Council, has developed a useful leaflet with contact details of services and supports that you might need at this time


The COVID-19 vaccine is now in Ireland. Information on the roll out of the vaccine is available here.


The COVID Tracker App is now available for download here.  This app helps to improve contact tracing for Covid-19 and can help to reduce the spread of the virus. More information on the app is available here.


Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business will commence on Monday 29 June.  Details of changes are available here


Fáilte Ireland has just published the operational guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe re-opening of tourism businesses on June 29th.

Sector specific guidelines are available for:

  • Hotels & Guesthouses
  • Self-Catering businesses
  • Caravan & Camping businesses
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Activity Providers
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • B&B

Further information is available here:


The government has now published their Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.  You can download it here


The Department of Health and the HSE, in collaboration with key cross-Government and cross-sectoral partners, have developed a mental wellbeing campaign aimed at offering support and resources to help deal with the stress, anxiety and isolation currently experienced by many people during this time which was launched on Saturday.

The 'Together' campaign is hosted on gov.ie, points people to the HSE's Your Mental Health supports and resources which include many online and telephone services, as well as providing tips and advice from cross-Government and Healthy Ireland partners on topics such as physical activity, parenting, coping with daily routines, supporting the 'cocooned' and getting involved in the community solidarity efforts.


The Department of Rural and Community Development has made available to download the Government Action Plan for the Community Response to COVID-19, which contains clear commitments on the part of the State to enabling the community and voluntary sector as a vital part of the national COVID-19 response effort and recovery afterwards.


TEAGASC are setting up a regional farm labour database that would link farm families where a farmer or a farm worker becomes ill with Covid-19 with an available relief worker.

It's being done in collaboration with the Farm Relief Services (FRS) and with the support of the farm organisations, including the IFA and ICMSA.

Any farm worker available to work on farms to assist fellow farmers during this period is asked to ring the designated Teagasc regional number or their local Teagasc office.

You will then be registered on the Teagasc regional labour database.

With your permission, your details will be passed to FRS and they will contact you in the event of a farmer needing assistance.

Said Teagasc director Professor Gerry Boyle: "We are encouraging farmers, rural dwellers and students with  capacity and skills to help out with farm tasks such as milking, calf  rearing, grassland management, silage and meal feeding and general farm  duties to contact Teagasc advisory and register on a locally held  database."
The contact number for Teagasc in Mayo is Ballina (087) 6951432.




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