Covid-19 – Local Information

This post will be regularly updated with information on local businesses, key announcements and links to factual information about the current outbreak and efforts to contain it.

Covid-19: Facts & Supports

Links to articles from trusted sources to help you make sense of what is happening in a rational way and to stay sane during the containment phase.

I have shared links rather than content as the situation is constantly evolving and these authoritative pages will always have the latest information.

Local Health Service Contacts

Your GP can order tests for Covid19 through their IT system. Anyone experiencing normal cold and flu-like symptoms or who believes that they may have been in contact with Covid19 is advised to self-isolate.

Please do not turn up to your local health centre unannounced. Call to make an appointment or to seek advice by telephone.

  • Delvin – 044 966 4256
  • Clonmellon – 046-943 3288
  • MIDOC – 1850 302 702 (weekdays 18:00 – 08:00, Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays: 24 hours)

Barry’s Pharmacy

Barry’s Pharmacy are operating from the car park to the side of the pharmacy. Staff will be available at all times, taking in prescriptions and gathering medicines you wish to purchase.

  • Ring and order your prescription and again when you arrive at the pharmacy. Phone numbers are 044 966 4301 and 044 966 8833.
  • Pay by card (preferably by tapping if possible).
  • Do not stockpile medications.

Please refrain from requesting non-essential items (Yankee Candles, fragrances, fake tan etc) as medical support is currently the priority.

Shops & Services

Please prepare a list before you head out to the shop. Shop alone and limit your trips to the stores.

  • Daybreak were asked whether opening times were being amended but have not so far replied. At busy times, you may be asked to queue outside. Please use hand santitiser (at door) when entering and leaving store, and pay by card wherever possible. In addition, please observe the markers on the floor which have been placed to help customers keep the required distance from each other while in the store.
  • Delvin Post Office – Reduced opening hours will apply until further notice. Monday to Thursday, 9am – 3pm & Friday, 9am – 5.30pm. The post office will be closed on Saturdays. Michael’s limit on the number of customers in store at any one time includes the post office.
  • John Coll Butchers are open as usual. Please note that only two (2) customers should enter the store at any one time and they should remain behind the cordon and pay by card (contact less) whenever possible.
  • McCormack’s Stores – closed until further notice.
  • Michael Leonard Revised opening times in effect – Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm, Friday 9am – 5.30pm & Saturday 9am – 1pm. Closed on Sunday. Post office will open Monday to Thursday from 09:00 – 15:00, and Friday from 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:30. Post office will be closed on Saturdays. Limit of three (3) customers in store at any one time. This applies to shop & post office.
  • Seamus Gaffney is open as usual but is temporarily restricting his service to an appointment based system. Help him to help keep you moving by calling him first.

Please note that I am maintaining my rule that only not-for-profit community groups and paid up sponsors may share news on this website – including related social media. There are still costs I have to cover and the time I spend updating the site and social networks is already voluntary.

Need A Hand?

Situations like this bring out the best in many members of our communities. A number of you have been in touch to volunteer your time to help others who may not be able to get to the shops, run errands or pick up fuel or prescriptions.

The Noticeboard is currently reserved for these offers. Please click here to view a list of people who have offered their time.

Remember that the Delvin Website is there to help you too. As a full time carer myself, I am not able to run errands but I will endeavor to keep the site and the associated social media pages up to date with the latest news, information and a few posts to try and keep spirits up. You can also message the website or Facebook Page to ask for help or advice from others.

Useful Contacts

  • Barry’s Pharmacy
    044 966 4301 & 044 966 8833
  • Delvin Garda
    In an emergency always dial 999/112. Use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger. Otherwise, call 086 858 3049 for local patrol or 044 938 4000 for the Mullingar Control Room.
  • Dr Brendan Mahon
    044 966 8053
  • ESB Emergency Fault Hotline
    1850 372 999 (have your MPRN number to hand)
  • HSE Live
    1850 24 1850
    1850 302 702
  • Parish Office
    044 966 4127
  • Post Office
    044 966 4560
  • Public Health Nurse
    044 96 64076
  • Water Supply Issues
    1850 278 278
  • Westmeath County Council
    044 933 2000

Contact numbers for all local businesses (who sponsor the Delvin Website) can be found here.

Crisis helplines and resources can be found here.