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Coronavirus: Advice And Information

***We know at this difficult time it is hard to celebrate Easter without our close friends and family around, and without being able to enjoy our favourite places. But at this time, remember how important it is to stay at home and help save lives. #StayAtHome***

In our on-going response to COVID19 and in line with the latest advice, we are prioritising the delivery of our essential services.

Essential services include services such as:

  • Bin collections
  • Registration services (deaths)
  • Burial services
  • ​We'll continue to receive planning and building control applications.

Community Help and Support

We are monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and are following the advice of the Public Health Agency (PHA).

As more people become affected by COVID-19, lots of local organisations are offering help and support for their local communties. 

Facilities and services impacted by COVID-19 

Facility / Service Current Status

Main Civic Offices
Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt

Limited public access

Leisure Centres


Registration Services

Remote registration of deaths

Cultural Facilities


Bulky Waste Collections 


Play Areas


Parks and Open Spaces

Dungannon Park and Ballyronan Marina are closed to vehicular access and remain open to pedestrian visitors only who are observing social distancing.

Recycling Centres


Macmillan Move More 

Service Delivery Changes

Car Parks (off street)

Charges and enforcement temporarily suspended

Maghera Walled Garden Closed until further notice. 

These decisions have been made in response to growing public health concerns and to address issues of social distancing which has been identified as a measure to limit the spread of the virus.

The Council continues to plan for other contingencies and the delivery of its essential services.

Please follow the latest advice

We would encourage all our residents to follow the latest advice to help reduce the spread of the infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue and wash your hands (or use a sanitiser gel)

    For the latest advice and information about the Coronavirus, including the current situation in Northern Ireland, visit www. 

    NI Direct is the central source of all Coronavirus information. Visit

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