Garda Chief Supt in Mayo Tony Healy is asking the public to follow the restrictions imposed under Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 amid rising numbers in Mayo and across the country. He said, “An Garda Síochána has also introduced a range of additional measures to support the Government’s Level 5 Plan for Living with COVID-19 as announced on Wednesday. These measures include additional static checkpoints on national routes under Operation Fanacht, continued engagement and high-visibility patrolling in public areas such as parks, beaches and other recreational areas.
“COVID-19 is in our communities, and a community effort is needed now more than ever to suppress this virus and to bring it back under control. We are asking people to stay at home unless such journeys are essential. Reduce your contacts to the bare minimum. Maintain social distancing when in company. Continue regular handwashing. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a real threat to every one of us and particularly the most vulnerable in our society. By taking these steps, we can help protect our loves ones, our neighbours, and our communities.
As a community based police service, Gardaí in Mayo will continue to maintain personal interactions and where needed we will continue to assist and support people. Local Gardaí are here to help. Whether that entails collecting prescription, or fuel, or providing a socially distanced chat. If you or someone you know requires assistance please do not hesitate to contact your local Garda station"