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Updated Friday 2nd March 2018 18:44pm

Dear Colleague

Following a regional call this afternoon we can advise that the Amber warning has expired and a Yellow warning for snow is in place until 0000hrs tonight.  A Yellow warning for ice is in place until 0900hrs tomorrow morning with winds continuing to cause snow drifting in our region.

We would like to thank the staff who are working on our business continuity arrangements and particularly the staff who are supporting the Southern Health Trust to assist with travel for health and care workers in the most severely affected rural areas.  We gratefully appreciate your assistance.

During the course of today conference calls with senior officers have taken place as we make recovery arrangements.  There will be a rolling and phased opening of facilities across the borough.

There are a number of factors to consider while we work towards re-opening facilities including, making sure our staff can safely make it to work, ensuring we have adequate staffing resources to open facilities, and ensuring the facility is safely accessible including our facility car parks.

If you are scheduled to work either tomorrow or Sunday please report for work as usual unless you are informed otherwise by your line manager.

At this stage all administrative centres will be open as usual on Monday morning. 

 

Updated Thursday 1st March 2018 19:48pm

Dear Colleague

Due to the ongoing severe weather conditions and with the extension of the Amber warning for snow until 1000hrs tomorrow morning, leading to further disruption and no positive change in conditions council facilities and services will remain closed tomorrow (Friday 2 March).

Currently it is not possible to predict the weather conditions for Saturday and Sunday, however we will keep this under review and where we are able to get back to normal we should attempt to do so.

We will continue to keep staff updated by email and on a special page on the Council’s website which can be accessed on the following link:

https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/staffupdates/  

Staff are asked to monitor Council communication channels for updates. 

 

Updated Thursday 1st March 2018 11.22am

Dear Colleague

Due to the current Amber and Yellow warning for snow and following information from the Department of Infrastructure in respect of road conditions, it has been decided to close all Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon council facilities immediately as directed by facility managers, as a precautionary measure in the interests of our staff and customers. Staff are asked to now make their way home as safely as possible and stay safe.

Given the on-going weather situation it is likely facilities will need to remain closed tomorrow, however this will be reviewed later today. We will endeavour to keep staff updated by email and on a special page on the Council’s website which can be accessed by the following link later today:-
https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/staffupdates/

Staff are asked to monitor Council communication channels for updates.