Wexford County Council have confirmed this evening that some beach car parks have been closed immediately, in order to help ensure that the government regulations are adhered to.
Hugh Maguire of the County Council Environment Department has issued the following statement on behalf of the County Council:
“Following consultations between the Senior Engineer, Environment Section and local Garda Siochana it has been necessary to close Ballinesker and Culleton’s Gap (Raven Wood) Car Parks in order to comply with Social distancing and the 2km exercising requirements under COVID-19 Regulations. The Car Park at White Gap Curracloe remains open but the situation remains under review.”
As always, we encourge Wexfordians to continue to obey the government regulations on social distancing, by remaining in their own homes/gardens unless absolutely necessary to leave for essential duties such as food shopping.
The news of the County Council measures comes as the number of cases in Co.Wexford has increased to 18 in total. There have been a total of 4,273 diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, along with 120 deaths of people who had Covid-19 at the time of death. As of yet, no figures have been provided on the numbers of people who have recovered from the virus.