Updates in relation to council services and community supports during the COVID-19 emergency.
COVID-19 LOCAL UPDATES
The Restart Grant Plus is a NEW standalone grant that is available to all eligible businesses, including those who received a grant in the first Restart Grant Scheme. The grant is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers. Read more.
Community Call Helpline revised hours
The Community Call helpline remains open at the revised hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Call FREEPHONE 1800 300 404 or email email@example.com for assistance with essentials.
A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6-month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories. Read more.
On foot of the latest public health advice, customers visiting our buildings are requested to wear face coverings. Read more.
Parking charges in Cavan Town will be re-introduced; along with the two-hour parking limit; commencing at 8am on Tuesday, 4th August. Read more.
Discarded #Covid19 personal protective equipment (PPE) is not just a blight on our towns, villages, and countryside, but a public health risk. Please dispose of gloves, masks, wipes, sanitiser, etc correctly. Read more.
Customer Service Desk
The Customer Service Desk at the Johnston Centre, Farnham St, Cavan re-opens on Monday, 29th June at the revised hours of 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. The desk will now be located on the ground floor. Members of the public are reminded that most business may be conducted by phone or email and are asked to only visit council offices when essential. Face-to-face meetings may only be scheduled by appointment.
Motor Tax Office
The Motor Tax Office at Courthouse, Cavan re-opens to the public on Monday, 6th July from 9am to 3.30pm (Monday to Friday). The public are asked to adhere to the new queuing system which will be in operation outside the building's side entrance. An intercom system will be in place allowing two customers into the office at any one time. Where possible, the public are asked to avail of the many services, including motor tax renewals, on www.motortax.ie
Community Call Helpline hours
The Community Call helpline is now open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. If you are vulnerable or isolated, call freephone 1800 300 404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with transport, shopping, essentials, etc.
The CLÁR Programme 2020 includes new measures to support rural communities with a particular emphasis on responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Read more.
The new €250 million Restart Grant will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Read more.
Booklets containing advice and contact information on 'The Community Call' response to Covid-19 are now available to download in English, Irish, Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Chinese, Spanish, Romanian, and Portuguese. Read more.
Age Action has developed a Getting Started Keeping In Touch KIT, which comprises seven 'How To' guides that will support older people to learn, use, and be confident using smartphones and applications. Read more.
The Government has made a further Order under extending the duration of all relevant periods and timelines specified in planning legislation by an additional 14 days, up to and including 23 May 2020. Read more.
An Taoiseach has announced a roadmap for re-opening the country, starting with two changes, effective from Tuesday, 5th May. The 2km travel zone from your home for exercise has now been extended to 5km, while those who are cocooning can leave their home for exercise if they avoid all contact. Read more.
As Ireland enters a crucial phase in the fight against the virus, the three principal response agencies that make up the North East Regional Steering Group, An Garda Síochána, the HSE and the Local Authorities, have thanked people for their work on stopping the spread of Covid-19. Read more.
You can now arrange for a Cavan GAA star to mak a short phone call to a friend or relative who is cocooning or isolated, as part of a new initiative by Cavan County Board and Age Friendly Cavan. Read more.
Cavan County Council is offering a range of activities and resources as part of a new “In This Together” initiative, launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Read more.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has extended the Order facilitating temporary arrangements for the operation of the planning system that originally commenced on 29th March, until Saturday 9th May 2020 (inclusive). Read more
To assist local authority home loan borrowers who may experience a reduction in their income arising from COVID-19 and may not be able to make repayments on their loans, a Mortgage Payment Break of up to three months will be made available to those who need it. Read more.
The 2020 Covid-19 Emergency Fund provides grants to groups that are participating in the Local Authority led Community Call effort in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg has welcomed commitments made by major telecoms industry players to assist customers during COVID-19. Read more.
The Government has issued a new booklet with information for households on community supports available through 'The Community Call'. A print copy will be posted to every home. You can view the booklet online here
A new dedicated helpline, freephone 1800 300 404, is available to offer assistance to isolated and/or vulnerable members of the community in County Cavan during the COVID-19 emergency. Read more.
The Motor Tax Office will remain closed to the public until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. Motor tax renewals can be processed online by logging on to www.motortax.ie. Read more.
Update regarding public offices
In line with the latest Government measures announced in relation to the containment of COVID-19, all offices of Cavan County Council will be closed to the public from Monday, 30th March. During this time essential services will be maintained, and payments and general queries can be conducted via email at email@example.com or by phone on 049-4378300. The council’s out-of-hours emergency number is 087-6118116. Issues with water supply can be directed to Irish Water’s helpline on 1850-278278.
For more information on COVID-19 Community Supports, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges for car-parking on street and in car parks across Cavan Town is to be temporarily suspended until further notice for the convenience and safety of the community during the COVID-19 emergency. Read more
The Government has agreed at the request of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, to make an order, which has the effect of extending public participation periods in the planning system for a period of three weeks. Read more
The Covid-19 Community Response Forum met on Friday, using a combination of social distancing and video conferencing to safely bring together representatives of local stakeholder organisations. Read more
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Shane P O'Reilly has hailed the efforts of frontline staff and the people of Cavan in combatting the spread of COVID-19, and called for renewed unity as we face this unprecedented challenge. Watch
Information on how to volunteer, and what to do if you are receiving volunteer assistance. Read more
A new 'food cloud' initiative has been established with five hubs around the county assisting families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more
With over 6,000 people signed up to the national volunteer database, Cavan Volunteer Centre is asking organisations experiencing extra demand on their services to get in touch. Read more
Local Authority tenants who have experienced a change in circumstances should contact the Housing section by email on email@example.com with proof of change of circumstance and details of their revised income. All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A member of the housing team will be in contact in due course. Contact the Housing Section
If you are from the Roma community in Ireland and need information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can call 087 126 4606 from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm. Read more
The National Federation of Group Water Schemes has issued an advice note for members of Group Water Schemes with regard to group water scheme boards and Management during the COVID-19 crisis Read more
For accurate and up-to-date health information on coronavirus, please consult the Health Service Executive’s website at https://www.hse.ie/coronavirus/