THE streets of Killarney are all but deserted as locals continue to respect the instruction to stay indoors unless it is absolutely necessary to venture out.
Only essential businesses remain open, including supermarkets, pharmacies, fuel stations and financial institutions, and those that are trading have put very strict social distancing measures in place.
A very small number of stores in Killarney have opted to board up their windows and doors while others have removed all the stock from public view.
Gardai in the town are maintaining a watchful brief and they have renewed their appeal to the public to listen to government and Health Service Executive advice.
“The vast majority of people are listening but, in some circumstances, the message is not getting through,” Gardai said.
Meanwhile, the meeting chambers of Kerry County Council continue to be used as a helpline call centre by trained staff with the support of many community, voluntary, sporting and statutory bodies.
The Freephone number is 1800-807-009. Alternatively, text ‘SUPPORT’ followed by your name to 50555 or email [email protected]. The helpline is available from 8.00am to 8.00pm seven days a week.
The council said that as not everyone is on social media, if people know anyone who might benefit from having the helpline number, they might bring it to their attention.
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