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Information and Advice Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Business Support Hub

For information on business support and guidance from a variety of government departments and agencies during this unprecedented and difficult time click here

Community Engagement Hub

We are pleased to support community groups and local organisations in their positive response to the Covid-19 pandemic, giving help to those most vulnerable and in need click here

Health and Wellbeing Hub

Taking care of your health and wellbeing is essential during the Covid-19 pandemic. To stay safe, physically active, mentally strong and emotionally resilient, follow the advice on our Health and Wellbeing hub. click here

Thursday 26 March 2020, 5.30pm

Suspension of Off Street Car Parking Charges

In the interest of Public Health all Off Street Parking charges will be suspended from 6.00pm today 26.03.20.  This suspension has been introduced to protect the citizens of the Borough during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday 26 March 2020, 2.15pm

Disruption to Refuse Collection

There may be disruption to your refuse collection service tomorrow (Friday 27 March).
 
Please ensure your bin is left out tonight (Thursday 26 March) for collection. If your bin is not collected as normal, please leave it out for collection on Saturday (28 March).
We apologise for any inconvenience.
 
Please follow the below Guidance for Refuse Collection Hygiene & Contaminated Waste.

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 7.30pm

Refuse Collection Hygiene

Please respect the safety of refuse collection staff and your own personal safety. Wipe the handle of your wheeled bin or recycle box before presentation at the kerbside and after your bin or recycle box has been emptied.  Always wash your hands after touching your bin or recycle box.

Contaminated Waste

If anyone in your house has Covid-19 symptoms (your household should be self-isolating), all waste that has been in contact with any person with symptoms, such as; cleaning cloths, tissues, masks etc. should be disposed of as follows:

  1. Placed in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. The bag should be put in a suitable and secure place for 72 hours, before putting it into your bin or recycle box for collection. If your general bin or recycle box is being lifted within the next 3 days PLEASE do not place the double bag in your bin or recycle box for collection until the 72 hour period is over.
  4. Waste should be stored safely and kept away from children.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 5.30pm

Recycling Centres

Recycling Centres are closed from 0800hrs (Thursday) 26.03.20 until further notice.
 
All Council Recycling Centres will be closed to non-Council users until further notice. This decision has been made in the interest of public safety.
As a Council the welfare of our citizens and employees is of the upmost importance during this unprecedented situation. Therefore these closures are necessary to limit unnecessary social contact and support key Governmental advice to Stay At Home. This situation will be kept under review, and the public will be notified of any further changes to service delivery.

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 2.15pm

Council Facilities – Open and Closed

For an updated list on Council Facilities that are open and closed until further notice click here.

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 12.30pm

Important Public Notice

All death registrations have been suspended until Monday 30 March 2020.
If you have an urgent query, please email or telephone 0300 0300 900

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 10.45am

Important Public Notice

All weddings are to be suspended with immediate effect, the NI Executive have advised. The suspension includes all weddings in any venue including churches, registration offices and approved venues.

For more information visit: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/executive-publishes-list-essential-businesses

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3.30pm

Important Public Notice

Birth registration services will be suspended from Wednesday 25 March 2020 until Wednesday 15 April 2020, subject to review. Note: During this exceptional period parents will not be penalised if the birth has not been registered within the required 42 days.

Parents can continue to register their child at a GP practice during the suspension of the birth registration process.  Parents should be advised that they will require the following information when they contact the GP practice:

  1. Child’s Health & Care Number.
  2. Full name child is to be registered as.
  3. Home Address child will be residing at.

Monday 23 March 2020, 7pm

Social Distancing

In-line with the Governmental response to Covid-19, and in a bid to protect the citizens of this Borough, all parks (including on-site public toilets), and all Council operated golf courses will be closed from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.  This decision has been made in the interest of public safety, and to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Please follow the Public Health Authorities (PHA) guidance relating to social distancing www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/social-distancing-essential-battle-against-coronavirus.

During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank-you for your support, cooperation and patience.

Monday 23 March 2020, 6.30pm

Important Public Notice

In the interest of Public Health for all citizens of our Borough and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council employees, all non-essential services are suspended from Tuesday 24th March 2020 until further notice.  From this date, a reduced level of services will be in operation relating to Essential Services only.

Essential Service Delivery

At this time, our primary focus is to ensure that all essential services are maintained as normal, from all current locations. These services include:

  • Refuse Collection
  • Recycling Centres
  • Registration of Births and Deaths
  • Burial Services

Any changes to these services will be communicated as soon as possible.

Among the main services suspended until further notice are:

  • Environmental Health
  • Building Control
  • Planning Services
  • Weddings and Civil Partnership ceremonies
  • Notices of Marriage

During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank-you for your support, cooperation and patience.  We will endeavour to ensure that normal services will resume as soon as practically possible.

All enquiries are currently redirected via our website.  To get in touch please log on to: www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/contactus

Saturday 14 March 2020, 9am

Update on access to Council facilities, offices & venues
In accordance with advice issued by the Public Health Agency (PHA), we would like to advise that all Council facilities & venues, including leisure centres, theatres and arts venues, visitor attractions, community centres, recycling centres and administrative offices, remain open as normal.

The Council will continue to monitor and review the situation with regard to COVID-19 and its potential impacts, and will continue to act in accordance with any advice provided by the Public Health Agency (PHA).

Up-to-date information and advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is available on the Public Health Agency’s website.

Please watch this useful PHA video for general advice:https://vimeo.com/396668629

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 7pm

Important Public Notice

To support the Government strategy in relation to Covid-19 Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has taken the decision to close all its public buildings to the general public from tomorrow 18.03.20.    This includes all Leisure, Sport and Recreation Centres, Community Centres, Tourism, Arts and Culture Facilities and all Town Halls.

The Council will endeavour to provide key services for the citizens of the Borough, and will work to maintain essential delivery to support the local community and businesses during this challenging time.

Application Processes

The three main Civic Buildings, The Palace Demesne Armagh, The Civic Building Banbridge, and the Civic Centre Craigavon will remain open to the public for priority services such as:

  • Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Application processes including Planning, Building Control, Dog Licencing etc.
  • Environmental Health queries

Access for the public to these buildings will be managed in line with Public Health Agency (PHA) guidance, and social distancing will apply.

Waste Collection & Environmental Services

  • All household waste collections will function as normal, with Recycling Centres remaining open.
  • Bins should be left out the night before collections as times of collections may vary. Bulky waste collection requests have now been suspended.
  • Street cleansing may be impacted and we remind people to act responsibly.

Access to Public Areas

  • All parks, open spaces and play parks will remain open for community health and wellbeing. However, bowling pavilions, outdoor pitches, tennis courts and changing areas will all close.
  • All Public Toilets will be closed, with the exception of those available in public parks.

Conferences, Programmes & Events

  • In the interest of public safety, all Council Conferences and events will be cancelled or postponed until further notice.
  • All programmes delivered externally will be postponed until further notice.

Memberships & Swimming Lessons

  • As our leisure and sports facilities will be closed, all ‘paid in full’ members will have their membership term extended to reflect the closure.
  • All direct debit memberships will be suspended until further notice and where possible collections scheduled for the 1 and 15 April stopped.
  • Direct debits collected by Pulse Fitness for Cascades Leisure Complex will be suspended as soon as possible and credit will be given to Members when the centres reopen.
  • Direct Debits will not recommence until facilities are operational again and members have received the appropriate extensions to their membership.
  • All centre programmes and courses such as swimming lessons will resume when facilities reopen.

Given the exceptional circumstances there may be an impact on service delivery, however every effort will be made to ensure continuity where possible.

For further information please telephone: 0300 0300 900
Email:
Log on to www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/coronavirus
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Monday 23 March 2020, 1pm

Notice to all Suppliers of the Council

The Council wants to support businesses by ensuring requests for payments are processed in a timely manner. In order for the Council to do this we would ask all our Suppliers to note the following:

Invoices must be sent via email quoting a valid purchase order
All invoices must be submitted by email quoting a valid Purchase Order to ensure timely processing and payment. Invoices should be forwarded to the following email address: .

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Friday 20 March 2020, 10am

Public Notice – Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

For further information relating to Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships please click here

Friday 20 March 2020, 3pm

Information on Council facilities 

For Information on Council facilities currently open and closed click here