Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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1366. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if guidance will be issued to local authorities on the need for streets and public areas in towns and villages to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised by means of deep clean to help address the Covid-19 pandemic in view of the fact that local authorities and an association (details supplied) have requested guidance on this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6631/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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While I have responsibility for broad oversight of the local government system I have no function in relation to this specific matter.

I understand that local authorities will however, in delivering their public space and street hygiene and maintenance programmes, have due regard to the direction, guidance and advice from the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team for COVID-19 (NPHET) in the context of the ongoing consideration and management of any further public health measures. 

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