My motion at this months Full Council Meeting, “That the council provide a list of all buildings/units/centres owned or in control of the council, outlining whether they are open or closed, the governance structures in place and any Covid-19 training that has been provided to volunteers and/or staff.
Report Issued by: Mr B Griffith, Facilities Manager, Corporate Services. : Áras Chill Dara and the Athy Customer Service point remain open to the public, on an appointment basis only. This is in line with the current Level 3 requirements. All relevant instruction and training has been, and continues to be, delivered to staff in relation to national health advice requirements and guidelines issued related to Covid-19. Two Covid-19 worker representatives have been appointed who meet regularly with HR and the Health and Safety Officer in relation to staff welfare.
In line with Level 3 requirements, Kildare Library Service are currently providing a Contact and Collect request service at this time. Library items can be ordered online: www.kildare.ie/library. A full list of our library contact information is available at
www.kildare.ie/library/Library/. In all situations, the health and safety of library users and staff is paramount. Social distancing will be observed where library users interact with services, and all health and safety protocols will be observed.
Council owned Community Halls ie. Newbridge and Maynooth, remain closed to the public until further notice.
The operation of council owned, but third party operated buildings under lease arrangements, is the responsibility of that operating body.