COVID-19 Service Updates
22nd April, 2020
Galway County Council offices are closed to the public, in line with recent #COVID19 measures. However essential services continue to operate throughout the County. While our offices are closed, please use our online services or contact us by telephone, email or post.
Postal address: Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway H91 H6KX
The most important thing that we can do as a community during the Covid-19 Pandemic, such as we are experiencing now with Covid-19, is to consistently take every precaution and advice as issued by our Public Health experts in the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health.
Expert advice is available at:
In order to help prevent the spread of the virus, members of the public are being reminded to follow the advice of the health experts i.e. wash hands frequently and thoroughly, ensure to follow cough etiquette, social distancing and adopt our lifestyles to the current restrictions.
Galway County Council are taking proactive measures to minimise the risk of infection to members of the public and to the staff of Galway County Council while continuing to provide essential public services.
All dealings with Galway County Council shall be conducted by email or phone until further notice.
We must work together to protect the most vulnerable in our communities across the County and across the Country.
At the instigation of Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, a Covid-19 Community Response Forum is in place co-ordinated by Galway County Council.
A dedicated community support helpline is established in Galway County Council, to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports during the current public health emergency. The confidential phoneline service is established by the new COVID-19 Galway Council Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies, organisations and key service providers from across the County including the Galway County Public Participation Network.
The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. The new phoneline is just one aspect of the Forum’s work. Its core aim is contributing to the community-wide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and that there is a co-ordinated community response to enable all voluntary statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly of our most vulnerable members.
- The Freephone Number is 1800-92-88-94.
- Lines Open Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on General Wellbeing Visit www.gov.ie/together for advice, tips and supports. As COVID-19 continues to impact, keeping in touch with people, establishing a routine & staying active can help us feel more in control.
Galway County COVID-19 Emergency Fund
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the immediacy of works related to Covid-19, the Council has invited applications via a closed call to the Groups registered to provide services as part of the Community Call and the application form & guidelines have issued directly to these Groups. All Groups/Organisations registered with the Galway County Community Call are on our website at http://www.galway.ie/FindAssistance - if your Group/Organisation is providing services but did not register to date, you can do so now by completing and submitting the registration form at http://www.galway.ie/OfferAssistance and we will forward an application form once your details have been verified by us.
These grants are funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the local authority. Applications will be evaluated by the Local Authority to ensure eligibility and projects must be in keeping with the ethos of the programme, which is to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are for expenditure of a capital and/or operational nature related to the COVID-19 response work and it is intended that the majority of the funding will be for grants of €1,000 or less.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 1st May 2020 at 5.00pm.
If you have any queries, please contact the Community Development Section at 091 509 390 or email@example.com