Covid-19 – Business Resumption

Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the phased plan to reopen the country and emerge from lock-down will come into effect on Monday 18th May as scheduled.

Here is a listing of local services who sponsor the website and (where provided) their plans for the coming months.

All phases, dates and other details are subject to change.

Essential Services

All opening times listed are subject to change. Please contact businesses direct with any enquiries.

Barry’s Pharmacy – Open Monday to Saturday from 9am – 6pm (closed 1-2). Order prescriptions and other items whenever possible on 044 966 4301 or 044 966 8833. Contact less payment preferred.

Daybreak – Monday to Friday from 7am – 9pm, Saturday from 7.30am – 9pm & Sunday from 8am – 9pm. Customers asked to use hand santitiser as they enter the store and to maintain social distancing at all times. Contact less payment preferred.

Delvin Post Office – Open Monday to Thursday from 9am -3pm, Friday from 9am – 5.30pm. Closed on Saturday. Closed daily from 1-2. Limit of 2 customers in store at any one time – to include Michael’s shop.

Lenihan’s Butchers – Open Monday to Saturday from 8am – 6pm. Limit of 2 customers in store at any one time.

Michael Leonard – Open Monday to Thursday from 9am -3pm, Friday from 9am – 5.30pm & Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Closed on Sunday. Limit of 2 customers in store at any one time. Michael’s shop will close for good on Friday 31st July.

Michael has announced that he is retiring. His shop (including the post office) will close on Friday 31st July 2020. Management of the post office has been put out to tender. Click here for details of this new opportunity.

Also Trading Now

KangenValley – Trading as usual. Call 086 306 7030.

Seamus Gaffney is open as usual for car and light commercial vehicle repairs. A temporary appointment based system is in place. Please call 087 247 5539.

PHASE 1 (18th May)

You should still stay at home as much as you possibly can. Up to 4 people who don’t live together can meet outdoors while keeping at least 2 metres apart.

Department of the Taoiseach

Colin Walsh Electrical – Colin and his team have been available for essential works but business will be fully operational from Monday 18th May. Call 087 614 3687.

Cruise Windows & Doors – Call John on 087 671 8394.

Dardistown Construction – Martin and his team will reopen on Monday. Call 087 261 7210.

MCA Construction – Open for business from Monday 18th. Please call 086 824 0103.

Nukes Cleaning – Pressure washing and window cleaning (exteriors only) to resume. Please call Colm on 085 238 8826 for further details.

The Caman Inn – Takeaway food service now available each Saturday and Sunday. Call 044 966 4141 to order and pay by card.

Topline McCormacks – Due to the size of the store, service will be from a table at the front door. Opening times are now Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 17:30.

PHASE 2 (8th June)

The advice will be to still avoid unnecessary journeys wherever possible. You may travel within your own county, or up to 20 kilometres from your home if crossing county boundaries. You may meet up to 6 people from outside your household both indoors and outdoors for social gatherings. Organised outdoor exercise, sporting, cultural or social activities of up to 15 people may take place.

Department of the Taoiseach

Custom Framing By Tadhg – Open for business.

David Smyth Catering – Bookings now being taken.

The Oven Cleaning Company – The business has announced that it is now accepting bookings again.

Zumba With Edel – Outdoor Zumba classes are now underway at the DSLC. Click here for details.

PHASE 3 (29th June)

Phases 3-5 of Ireland’s roadmap are currently being looked at with the intention of compressing them into 2 more phases rather than the 3 phases that were originally planned. More information will come shortly.

Department of the Taoiseach

No local changes.

PHASE 4 (20th July)

As part of phase 4 of the roadmap, it is planned that you will be able to travel outside your region and beyond the 20 kilometre restriction in phase 3. A slightly larger number of people may visit another household for a short period of time while maintaining social distancing. Small social gatherings by family and close friends will be allowed but are to be limited to a maximum number of attendees for a period of time where social distancing can be maintained (for example: small weddings, baptisms). Small social (non-family) gatherings will be allowed but are to be limited to a maximum number of participants for a period of time where social distancing can be maintained.

Department of the Taoiseach

Brownstown Community Centre – Based on guidelines, this facility is likely to be included under Phase 4 or Phase 5. As it is a community managed resource, the committee may have other conditions to add. I will share confirmation of their plans when I receive them.

Butterfly Cottage Retreat – Olive hopes to reopen by the end of July but will keep everyone posted. She is however offering services online including meditations and paid services. Click here for details.

Castle Barber Shop – To be confirmed.

Head Quarters Hair Salon – To be confirmed.

KL Chimney Cleaning Services – Based on guidelines, this business is likely to be included under Phase 4 or Phase 5.

Massage Therapist – Karen Mcgee – Based on guidelines, my understanding is that this business would be included in Phase 4. I will share any information from Karen when I receive it.

Pine Tree Chocolate Creations – Environmental health officers are suggesting that home bakers may not reopen until phase 4 but Oksana will contact the HSE to confirm.

Purple Raven Art – Hazel hopes to reopen her gallery in July.

PHASE 5 (10th August)

As in phase 4, you will be able to travel outside your region. Some larger social gatherings can take place (for example, weddings). These will be restricted due to the risks involved. Some large social (non-family) gatherings can take place – these will also be restricted.

Department of the Taoiseach

Hopefully we will be in a position to see our local pubs reopening during this phase, even if there are controls in place. I will share announcements from Bartley’s Bar, Gaffney’s Bar & Lounge and The Blue Hackle as I receive them.

Remember – the virus hasn’t gone away. We can (and should) look forward to having more breathing space but please observe any advice that is given and maintain social distancing for as long as is deemed necessary.