It is understood there are over 20 active cases of Covid 19 on Achill Island at present, with more suspected cases awaiting results, according to an update issued today by the Achill Community Covid-19 Response Centre.
In a statement the community group state “we are urging you to please stay safe and follow government guidelines.
Given that our community has a large older and vulnerable demographic, we ask people to please be extra vigilant and follow advice from medical professionals to stay inside unless completely necessary and limit your contact with other people.
We are on hand to help people out in any way we can, to do shopping, pick up prescriptions, arrange safe travel for hospital visits or anything else to help out those at risk.
It is a very uncertain time for our community, but by working together and doing everything we can to limit the spread we can overcome this.”