Cork City Council and Cork County Council have announced a number of changes to their operations, following the introduction of new measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
All council buildings will be closed to the public until further notice, but both local authorities are continuing to provide essential services and deal with emergencies.
Cork City Council is advising that residents, business and communities can contact its Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000 if they need assistance.
HAP tenants can contact the Council via the Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.corkcity.ie.
The Homeless Unit is now located at City Quarter, Lapps Quay and can be telephoned at 021 - 4924248 or by email on email@example.com.
Housing tenants with urgent queries, including emergency housing maintenance repairs, can contact its Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000.
Parking charges have been suspended in the city, and parking is free at the Paul Street and North Main Street car parks.
Cork City Council says a number of green spaces remain open.
Rangers are on bikes at Ballincollig Regional Park (West & East), Blackrock-Passage Walk (Blackrock & Passage ends), Leefields - Curraheen Walk (Leefields & Curraheen ends) and the Lough to ensure people are adhering to social distancing measures.
Meanwhile, Cork County Council says more than 120 Council services can be accessed online at www.YourCouncil.ie, while queries will continue to be taken by telephone on 021 4276891, by post and by email.
General information on Cork County Council services and a full list of contact details can be found at www.corkcoco.ie.
It will continue to provide Homeless, Traveller and Social Work and HAP services.
It says other housing services such as maintenance, applications/allocations, RAS/leasing and call out response for anti-social behaviour will be available in emergency situations only.
Cork County Council’s Planning Department will continue to accept and validate files.
The motor tax office is closed but the online motor tax service will continue to operate at www.motortax.ie in addition to the postal service at Motor Tax Postal, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork.
Cork County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites are temporarily closed and customers are being asked to store recyclable materials at home for now.