Car Parks At Kerry Beaches To Be Closed This Weekend

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FOLLOWING consultation with An Garda Síochána, and in the interests of limiting the spread of the coronavirus, Kerry County Council will close all public car parks at beaches around the county for the Easter weekend.

The decision follows the issuing of clear national public health advice that members of the public should not visit or congregate in public places such as beaches, apart from individuals or households which are resident within two kilometres of a beach.

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Council personnel will be present at the car parks to monitor the closures over the weekend and will liaise with An Garda Síochána to ensure compliance.

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell said: “The clear advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team is that members of the public should not travel to or congregate anywhere which poses a risk to public health.

“This decision is to ensure that people do not breach the current guidelines and to ensure that the sustained effort to flatten the curve continues.”

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