Council Limits Public Access To Civic Offices
Mid Ulster District Council is to limit public access to its civic offices from tomorrow (Thursday) as part of the organisation’s on-going response to COVID-19.
The Council is to introduce an appointment system for anyone wishing to access essential services at its three civic offices in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt.
In addition, registration services for births and deaths will be offered on an appointment basis in the Cookstown and Dungannon offices only, while new bookings for weddings and civil partnerships in council premises or external premises licensed for ceremonies will not be taken until further notice.
The decision follows the closure of the Council’s leisure, sports and cultural centres on Monday as a precautionary response to growing public health concerns and to address issues of social distancing. Bowling greens, public toilets and the Council’s caravan parks are also now closed.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, said:
We are in unprecedented times and every measure we put in place is for the health and well-being of our staff, our customers and of our wider local community. This latest decision will allow us to ensure that only those with an essential need will be coming into our offices and I would ask our residents and customers to respect the new arrangements.
Parks and open spaces, depots and recycling centres remain open at this time. Community facilities will be kept under review.
The Council continues to plan for other contingencies.
For further information, visit the COVID-19 webpage or follow the Council on Facebook and Twitter.
To make an appointment, please ring 03000 132 132 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an appointment with the Registrar, email: email@example.com.