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Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at

Full details can be found here.


Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Cocooners get designated time in Dublin’s parks 

Four Dublin Local Authorities earmark  1.30pm – 3.30pm as Cocooner-Only times 

Cocooner Update

UPDATED: Tuesday 5pm: Car parks to open to facilitate Cocooners only

Following the announcement of the designated times for Cocooners to exercise in our Parks, the following car parks in Fingal will be open between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to facilitate Cocooners who are now allowed exercise within 5km of their homes.

Car parks will be open at the following locations: Malahide Demesne (Back Road car park); Newbridge House; Ardgillan Demesne; St Catherine’s Park; Millennium Park; Santry Demesne car park.

In order to provide space for those who are cocooning, we would encourage others not to use our parks at this time.  The car parks listed will be managed by Fingal County Council staff and are only for use by those cocooning.

We would appeal to other park users to avoid trying to use the car parks.

1pm: Cocooners get designated time in Dublin’s parks

Dublin’s four local authorities have come together to create a designated time for cocooners to wish to exercise in their local parks. 

From tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6, a two-hour period between 1.30pm and 3.30pm will be reserved in all parks across Dublin city and county for people who are cocooning. This includes the Over-70s and medically vulnerable people.  

Other park users are asked to consider using parks at other times so that those cocooning can have as much space and confidence in physical distancing as possible. 

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “The COVID19 crisis brings with it many challenges and often we are having to face it by thinking differently. I fully support this innovative plan to allow Cocooners much needed dedicated space and time in the outdoors – allowing them the peace of mind that they can get their long-awaited fresh air and exercise in as safe an environment as possible.” 

The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly said: “We are asking all other citizens to please take on board the request to leave this two-hour period for those who have been cocooning and to use the park at other times. It is extremely important that they can enjoy our parks and exercise in safety.”  

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