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Bray Municipal District offices.

Bray Municipal District offices.

Bray Municipal District offices.

Municipal District offices across Wicklow are remaining open and manned for now, but the council is asking the public to avoid attending unless absolutely necessary.

'The library services and pools are closed,' said Bray district administrator David Forde last Friday.

'We are asking people not to come in to the district offices unless essential.'

Bray, Arklow, Greystones and Wicklow municipal swimming pools are closed as is Wicklow Gaol.

Recycling services remain open.

Library members can access e-books and e-audiobooks for free using the Borrowbox app. To sign up, go to librariesireland.ie/join, complete the registration, and set a PIN.

Mr Forde said that district council services should be accessed online where possible, such as motor tax for example.

Planning applications should be made by post. Offices can also be contacted by phone or email.

A number of staff have had to remain at home to stay with their children but offices are otherwise staffed.

Wicklow County Council Chief Executive, Mr Frank Curran, said: 'The council is taking action to minimise the spread of the virus.

'Council staff will work to ensure a continuity of service across our key operations.

'The council's crisis management team meets daily to monitor the situation as well as liaising with government departments and agencies across the eastern region.'

Bray Municipal District office can be contacted by emailing BrayMD@wicklowcoco.ie or calling 01 2744900.

To contact Greystones Municipal District, email GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie or call 01 2876694.

For Arklow, call 0402 42700 or email ArklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie, and for Wicklow call 0404 21073 or email WicklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

The Baltinglass contact details are 045 891222 or BaltinglassMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

Members of the public with additional queries regarding Wicklow County Council services are encouraged to contact them by telephone 0404 20100 or by email: corporate@wicklowcoco.ie

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