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

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.

Sexual Health

Sexual health is the third priority area of work for Healthy Ireland. The Healthy Offaly work plan provides for the delivery of a range of sexual health supports via partner agencies. 

Activities delivered across Offaly to date include: -

In 2017, the Department approved €10,000 in funding to support the delivery of a range of sexual health supports specific to young people including: -

  1. training service providers in “out of school settings” within the youth sector to deliver sexual health education to young people - 12 youth workers availed of this training delivered by HIV Ireland 
  2. promoting awareness around LGBTI, sexual health and mental health - 12 youth workers availed of this training delivered by BeLongTo and Jigsaw Ireland
  3. establishing a LGBTI support group for young people - the Youth Café at the Acorn Project, Edenderry acted as the lead partner for the establishment of this group. The group can be contacted on 046 97 32854