The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Press Release 6th October 2020: Offaly County Council and Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19

Offaly, in line with the country as a whole will go to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 from midnight tonight, the 6th October for a period of three weeks.  The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council Cllr. John Carroll, and the Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney have urged all in Offaly to play their part and adhere to the updated public health advice available on gov.ie/covid to ensure we protect those most at risk.

Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will remain open 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.   

  • Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
  • Birr Municipal District Offices
  • Tullamore Municipal District Offices
  • Edenderry Municipal District Offices

 

However, in line with public health advice we strongly urge all our customers to use our services available online where possible and wherepossible card payments should be used.

Full details of online services are available at www.offaly.ie.  Face coverings are mandatory in all public buildings, and physical distancing of at least 2 metres and good hand hygiene must be maintained.

Counter services for Planning, Roads, Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE ONLY. For an appointment please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800. Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of Level 3 measures, Offaly Libraries will revert to Contact and Collect services only from Wednesday, 7th October. This means our library branches will not be open for browsing and computer visits. Full details of our Contact and Collect service are available on the Council’s website (here) which includes contact details for your local branch.

Due to social distancing requirements, fewer staff are working from council offices. We ask for your patience and co-operation should there be delays in accessing the building or dealing with your queries. Office opening arrangements are subject to change. Up to date information on opening hours and services are available on offaly.ie and Offaly County Council’s social media pages.

Our civic amenity centres at Derryclure, Birr and Edenderry remain open with additional measures in place.  Please see https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Environment/Recycling/ for details.

The Community Call Response line is available 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm.  FREEPHONE: 1800 81 81 81 or email covidsupport@offalycoco.ie.

For an appointment or further information on all our services please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800, email: customerservices@offalycoco.ie or check our website at www.offaly.ie  Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.