Feedback on Public Health Measures
We have a request in, via DCYA, from the Department of An Taoiseach for information regarding compliance with the public health measures in place and innovative approaches which comply with the guidance but are allowing services to continue to provide support. Please see details in the email below and download the spreadsheet for Feedback on Public Health Measures it refers to. Please note that they are seeking feedback by close of business today Monday 23rd March.
I’d also like to draw your attention to the Federation for Detached Youth Work position statement on COVID-19 and the implications of undertaking detached, outreach and street-based youth work, which will play such an important role in reinforcing the messages around the need for social distancing.
Stay safe and stay well.
National Youth Council of Ireland
We have a request in from the Department of An Taoiseach for any industry intelligence or data as regards:
1. General compliance with the public health measures in place
2. Approaches being adopted within the sector in order to comply
3. Particularly, to identify innovative approaches which comply with the guidance but are allowing services to continue to provide a service
They are distinguishing here between those services which have been asked to close in line with public health advice and those who have not been asked to close but should be complying with public health measures in their provision of services
Advised to Close Specifically
- All school sector, third level and further education
- All- Mass gatherings (general)
- State run cultural institutions
Applying Social Distancing Guidance & Application of 14 Days Restricted Movement on Return from Overseas
- Youth sector
- Family support including Family Resource Centres, family mediation services
- Child protection and welfare including children in residential care/special care settings
- Outdoor parks/forest parks, outdoor cultural and tourist sites
- Banks and financial institutions
- Citizen information
- Courts, legal aid
- Retail – chains, independent retailers and shopping centres
- Service industry: hotels, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers/barbers/salons, cinemas, gyms, bookies
- Manufacturing Industry
- Congregated settings – Nursing Homes, Disability and related services, prisons, direct provision, refuges, homeless hubs
- Local authority community services – libraries, playgrounds, multi-use games areas, parks
- Building industry – including in particular construction sites
- Transport – Dublin Bus and private providers, DART, Luas, Intercity bus services public and private,
- Tourism – tour operators, cruises
- Sport – Club activities, events, competitions
I would appreciate if you could circulate the attached for completion with any initial qualitative or quantitative intelligence / data services/orgs have by close of business Monday 23rd. Apologies for the short timeframe but the situation is, as you know, evolving very fast.
Any returns can be sent directly to me by e-mail: Paul Fay (DCYA) Paul.Fay@dcya.gov.ie