Donegal County Council has closed the car parks at two more Inishowen beaches and nine other beaches around the county to prevent gatherings in contravention of the covid-19 restrictions.
Large concrete barriers were erected to close car parks at Kinnagoe Bay and Shroove beaches this week. The closures come ahead of the Easter holiday weekend and were made a fortnight after similar barriers were first erected at Lisfannon.
All beaches remain available to people living within 2 kilometres of them and members of the same household are permitted to exercise on them – provided they maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from other people.
People aged over 70 or otherwise classed as vulnerable to the covid-19 disease are not permitted to leave their home other than in an emergency.
Donegal County Council says it acknowledges the contribution that the public are playing in following the public health guidance to stay at home in order to prevent the spread of covid-19.
There were, as of 6 April, 120 confirmed cases of covid-19 in County Donegal.
In order to support the public health guidance Donegal County Council is restricting vehicular access to the following beach carparks and beaches following observations and consultation with relevant authorities:
- Block Yard Beach, Keadue;
- Silver Strand;
To stay safe, Donegal County Council has requested that all members of the public respect the necessary restrictions currently in place and remain in their primary residence.