CLARE Gardaí are continuing to use all available resources to mount high visibility patrols and checkpoints throughout the county to implement public health measures.
As part of the Covid-19 Policing Plan, crime prevention officer, Sergeant Triona Brooks revealed these high visibility patrols are to provide re-assurance and advice to the public.
Sergeant Brooks encouraged the public to adhere to the guidelines around staying home and when getting exercise do not go more than two kilometres from their dwelling while at all times maintain social distancing of two metres between the nearest person.
“The vast majority of the public are continuing to comply with the guidelines and gardaí fully expect that to continue. Clare Gardaí want to thank those who are complying and ask them to continue this.
“If necessary, Clare Gardaí will intervene where venues and outlets are not in compliance or where groups of people are not adhering to recommended measures.
“Our priority at all times is to keep people safe. If we all work together, we can flatten the Covid-19 curve of cases and help protect our loved ones, friends and neighbours,” she stated.
Public offices in garda stations remain open, but in line with ‘social distancing’ if people can contact gardaí by telephone or email or use online services at this time, that is preferable.
Where vulnerable and isolated persons are identified and have no local supports or where supports are no longer possible due to Covid- 19, gardaí will support these people.
Anyone who needs assistance can contact Clare Gardaí.
Sergeant Brooks also advised people to keep their lights on inside and outside their home and turn on their house alarm when they are going for a two kilometre walk, run or cycle.
People are requested not to keep large amounts of cash at home and keep valuables and keys out of sight.
They should be alert to online and telephone scams and not to share personal or financial data with anyone.
If an unexpected callers come to your house, people are advised to use their door chain or limiter and always ask for ID.
In an emergency dial 999 /112.