Dear members and residents,
It’s been a week like no other, we hope every is keeping well and staying safe (and sane).
We’ve been very encouraged to see so many residents looking out for each other in recent days.
We ask residents to continue to look in on their neighbours, especially older residents and those who may have underlying issues.
If you do need help please contact the residents association committee by email email@example.com
Or you can send a message on WhatsApp 089 469 1444
The Helpful Contacts Page on WWW.BRENNANSTOWNRA.COM click herehas information on local support services including the Gardaí, pharmacy, plumbers etc
Word Health Organization Covid-19 Alerts
The World Health Organization has set up a WhatsApp alert system.
Click the link https://t.co/NiHHv2gzhU and send the word hi to receive updates.
The residents of Le Hunt House have a very active WhatsApp group and have organised for residents to sanitize the key pad at the entrance and the main door handle of the apartment block. They have a schedule for the volunteers to clean every couple of hours. It’s fantastic to see everyone coming together and supporting each other.
They’ve also arranged for sanitizer Station in the lobby of the building. The table was built by our committee member Mark. We’ve placed a table in each apartment block, if residents would like to set up something similar in their block.
The residents association committee have printed a number of HSE Covid-19 posters and placed them in the lobby of each apartment block and the bin sheds.
We have arranged for the latest HSE Covid-19 posters to be printed over the weekend and these will be put up on Monday once we get them back from the printers.
We encourage all residents to adhere to the social distancing guidelines issued by the government.
It is extremely important that everyone keeps a safe distance from each other.
- Keep a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and other people
- Reduce interactions with people outside the workplace and home
- Reduce the number of people you meet every day
- Avoid communal sleeping areas
- Avoid crowded places
- Work from home if possible
Young people should not be socialising with their friends.
Children are not permitted to use corridors in apartment blocks as a play area.
A number of elderly residents are afraid to leave their apartment due to children in the corridor.
We understand that these restrictions are difficult but please remember these are vital for the health and wellbeing of us all.
Symptoms Of Coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
Look out for one, some or all of the main symptoms:
- a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
For the latest updates and information visit the HSE website here
Support For Older Residents
The charity ALONE have launched a helpline for older people who have concerns about Coronavirus. Call 0818 222 024
Restaurants In Cabinteely Area Offering Take-Away Or Delivery
We’ve updated our list of restaurants in the area that can deliver or are offering a collection service.
Check out the list here
Working From Home
Residents working from home due to the Covid-19 outbreak can claim tax relief for lighting, heat and broadband
Social Welfare Payments
Starting on 23 March, some social welfare payments will paid every 2 weeks instead of weekly. This is to reduce the need for people to leave home during the #COVID19 pandemic and applies payments at post offices and into bank accounts.
Covid-19 Financial Support For Businesses And Individuals
Minister Paschal Donohoe outlines measures to support individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 Details here
Over the coming days An Post will be dropping postcards to your homes that you can send anywhere in Ireland for free. The written word is a powerful thing, so embrace it and come together 💌
During this time St Brigid’s Church Cabinteely will remain open for prayer. Please observe social distancing guidelines. Mass is broadcast each Sunday at 10 AM from St Brigid’s here and each day at 10 AM from here
Cabinteely Parish Centre is CLOSED until further notice.
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Keeping The Kids Entertained
Here are a few things to keep the younger members of the family entertained in the next couple of days. If you have any suggestions please contact us and we’ll share them.
Each weekday Dublin Zoo will post an activity sheet themed around one of the animals at Dublin Zoo that your kids can work to complete using the information on our website.
So let’s kick things off with the red panda. Download here
Disney and Pixar are offering free online tutorials, so you can get lessons from an imagineer here
Audible Free Children’s Audio Books
Audible has made 100’s of kids audio books available for free! Get downloading now! here
Short Story Competition
To help foster creativity among Irish kids during crisis, John Boyne is running a SHORT STORY COMPETITION for 6-18yr olds.
Judges: John Boyne Cecelia Ahern Donal Ryan Claire Kilroy Anne Griffin Paul Murray
Total prize fund: €3,600 in Book Tokens
We’d like to thank the residents that have paid their annual subscription in recent days. Your subscription will help pay for printing of Covid-19 posters, the residents association website and much more.
Please contact the residents association if you need any help or support. Stay safe.
Brennanstown Residents Association Committee