COVID 19 Wellbeing Campaign

The Department of Health and the HSE, in collaboration with key cross-Government and cross-sectoral partners, have been developing a mental wellbeing campaign aimed at offering support and resources to help deal with the stress, anxiety and isolation currently experienced by many people.

Government Wellbeing Campaign

The campaign, which 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.

Coronavirus – COVID 19 and Sligo Library Opening Hours

Temporary closure of Public Offices

SLIGO COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCHES, MUSEUM AND LOCAL STUDIES ROOM WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 13TH MARCH TO THE 18TH MAY, BOTH DATES INCLUSIVE, AS PART OF THE COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY. WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

Having regard to the issues presented by the current emergency, Sligo County Council is introducing measures to safeguard the health and well-being of its customers and staff and to help limit the spread of the Covid-19.

Accordingly, all public buildings are being closed to the public from close of business Friday 13th March until at least 18th May. All offices will close including the main offices at County and City Hall, Area offices in Ballymote, Tubbercurry and Enniscrone, Public Libraries and Galleries, Roads Offices in Market Yard and Highmarket House Sligo, Roads and Fire Services admin offices at St Anne’s Place, Sligo, Sligo Sports Centre Cleveragh and Waterpoint, Enniscrone.

The Council sincerely regrets and apologises to our customers and citizens for this action which has been necessitated by the unprecedented global public health risk. You will appreciate that this exceptional measure is necessary in the public interest and is in line with the Chief Medical Officer’s desire to flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Creating or Updating your Sligo Library membership during COVID-19

Library membership is completely free of charge for everyone in every library in the country.

While libraries are closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you do not need to finalise your application in the library before being able to use online services.  

Just fill out the online form here. You’ll get a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN. With those, you’ll be able to access the online services. 

If you are under the age of 18, you must review the terms and conditions below with your parent or guardian before agreeing to make sure that you or your parent or guardian understand your and their legal obligations. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s digital content selections. Please note that the normal age restrictions for accessing content for e-books and e-audio books are not in place for users who have registered during this temporary arrangement. 

Before submitting your application form please read the terms and conditions below and the data privacy statement

If you are not a Library member yet, just click on this link and follow the instructions. You will be given a temporary Library card number and will be asked to create your own personal PIN. Once this is done, you will be able to access all our online services.

https://www.librariesireland.ie/…/online-services-during-co…

You will be given a temporary Barcode number and will be asked to set up your own PIN.

Once this is done, you will be able to access all our online services.

There is also a short guide in how to use the services.

  • Please note, if your SligoLibrary Membership Card has a four digit number, your card will not work with the online services. Please, phone 0719111675 or email sligolib@sligococo.ie for details on how to update this.
  • If you think your membership has lapsed, please contact Sligo Library to have it re-activated. You can phone us at 0719111675 or email sligolib@sligococo.ie

COVID-19 Community Response Forum

NEW HELPLINE TO SUPPORT SLIGO PUBLIC DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

  • 31 March 2020
New helpline to support Sligo public during Covid-19 emergency

Sligo County Council, in conjunction with local agencies and community networks, is providing a ‘Support helpline’ to assist at-risk members of the public during the current public health emergency. The service is being delivered through the newly established Sligo COVID-19 Community Response Forum, which held its first meeting on Sunday afternoon 29th March 2020. The Forum was one of the emergency measures announced on Friday 27th March 2020 by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr. Eoghan Murphy to better coordinate more effective responses on the ground at a local level.

The freephone number 1800 292 765 and on-line service will be available seven days a week from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Contact details:

Free phone number       1800 292 765

Via website:                  Log your call online 

By email:                      covidsupport@sligococo.ie

By Free text                  Text SLIGO to 50100 followed by your request details

Quick guide to help line

What is the helpline number:  

Freephone 1800 292 765

When can I call?  

Seven days a week Monday-Sunday 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Who will answer my call? 

The service is being provided by Sligo County Council staff with the assistance of local agencies and a network of community supports

What issues can I call about?

  • Collection & Delivery – groceries, essential household items, fuel, medication
  • Social Isolation, supports, engagement
  • Meals and their delivery
  • Garda – delivered by an Garda Síochána
  • Other medical/health needs delivered by the HSE

Can I contact in any other way?

Yes, by email: covidsupport@sligococo.ie

and through our website:  Log your call online 

How long will this service be available?

The support helpline will be available until the Covid-19 emergency comes to an end

What is the Covid-19 Community Response Forum?

Following the Taoiseach’s announcement of new emergency measures on Friday 27th March 2020 , Local Authorities have been tasked with coordinating a wide range of community supports in their areas. These will be delivered in Sligo through the Sligo Covid-19 Community Response Forum, which includes representatives of Sligo County Council, HSE, Gardai, An Post, IFA, and local community organisations.

Sligo COVID-19 Community Response Forum
31st March 2020

HSE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information, Updates and Resources

Digital Partner Pack Update
HSE Digital have created a COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households from this week onward. You can download the booklet here

The COVID-19 Information Booklet is also available in Irish and in audiobook. HSE are working to make it available in a number of languages and formats – including audio and braille, which we will include on the digital partner pack as they are ready.

HSE are working with The Irish Deaf Society to develop sign language version of the COVID-19 Information Booklet. Additionally, we are looking to do sign language versions with them for: testing centre instructions plus aftercare.

#ItsInOurHands#Covid19

For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ , hse.ie/coronavirus and hpsc.ie/novelcoronavirus and gov.ie

Thank you in advance for your support at this important time