Dear Members And Residents,
The government has announced that the Covid-19 restrictions will continue to May 18th.
From Tuesday it will be possible to travel 5km for exercise purposes.
Those currently cocooning will be allowed to leave their home for exercise within 5km of their home.
Schools will remain closed, they will reopen in September. Colleges and universities will reopen in Sept / Oct.
Garden centres, DIY stores and repair shops will reopen on May 18th
Gardening contractors will be returning to work on May 18th. This will include W39 who maintain the grounds here in Brennanstown.
The government have this evening published a 5 step roadmap for reopening society and business.
It can be downloaded here
They envision the country being fully reopened by September, if everything goes to plan.
Heres a helpful quick guide to what restrictions are being lifted and when, click here
The Residents Association will continue to monitor the situation and support residents as best we can in the weeks and months ahead.
We ask that resident continue to follow social distancing guidelines issued by the government and health experts. It’s particularly important that younger residents are aware of the guidelines and adhere to them.
The bin sheds and bins will continue to be washed and disinfected regularly until further notice.
We ask that residents place their rubbish into the bins provided. Please don’t leave bags of rubbish on the floor of the bin sheds. If the green bins are full, please use the red bins.
We placed a litter picker in each bin shed on Wednesday to enable residents to pick up litter and place it in the bins without contaminating their hands. Unfortunately litter pickers from two of the bin sheds have gone missing.
A number of residents have contacted the RA about children playing ball games at the entrance to the underground car park. Ball games are not permitted on the road and we encourage children to play on the large green area at the front on the estate, with adult supervision and following social distancing guidelines.
If any residents need any help getting groceries or prescriptions please don’t hesitate to contact the Residents Association, were very to happy to help. We can be contacted by telephone or email.
For older residents in need of additional support ALONE’s COVID-19 support line for older people is open seven days a week. Their number is 0818 222 024 – they’re answering queries 8am-8pm.
Jigsaw helps young people (12 to 25) across Ireland with their mental health. If you are looking for support with your mental health, Jigsaw’s online group chats may be an option for you. https://t.co/3TWvU5ZOgj
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Councils Community Call helpline is here to help 7 days a week, from 8am – 8pm. They can help with a range of services, including dog walking and delivering books from the library for you to read! Get in touch if you need any assistance. Call 1800 804 535
For those affected by domestic abuse. Contact the women’s aid 24hr National Helpline on 1800341900 or use their confidential messaging support service on https://t.co/9sbAgoYuSE.
Lastly, we encourage residents to engage with their neighbours, one positive out of this whole experience is getting to know our neighbours a little better.
If you have any ideas or suggestions of any community activities you think we could organise in the weeks ahead please let us know (while respecting social distancing etc) . We know it’s difficult being at home most of the day we’d love to help organise some social activities if you have any ideas.
Brennanstown Residents Association Committee