Community Update – Covid 19 16ú lá de mhí Mhárta 2020
Over the past few days, some of our Club volunteers have been in contact with local businesses to see how Plunketts can help out and ensure continuity in customer service and supply. Starting on Wednesday evening, a small team of Plunketts volunteers will help deliver prescriptions on behalf of Meaghers Pharmacy in Kinvara Park. Please read on to see the full list of local businesses we're working with and share it with your family & neighbours who might need assistance.
See note below issued this evening.
It has been an eventful couple of days to say the least, the Healthy Club Committee and the Club Executive would like to pass on some practical pointers and local business updates to all in the locality to help them adapt with the new HSE ‘social distancing’ guidelines.
For Club Members
Please call on an elderly or vulnerable neighbour and check in to see how they are doing. They may need some assistance with food, medicines or fuel. As a club, we have members throughout Dublin 7 so please call to someone on your street or in your neighbourhood.
Look after yourself and your family members by getting some fresh air during the day and taking part in some form of exercise.
Meaghers Pharmacy – Kinvara Park (01 8383202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We would like to support the staff in the local Meaghers Pharmacy, Kinvara Park. We have spoken with owner, Oonagh O’Hagan who has said that her team is working hard to help all of their customers at this time and we are asking for your help in preventing the spread of this virus and protecting our colleagues and customers, especially those who are at higher risk. She has asked that customers call or email ahead to order their prescription to limit face to face time for all. If people think they may have symptoms of Covid 19, then call ahead and they will be happy to assist them. We have arranged with Meaghers for our juvenile mentors to deliver medicines and prescriptions in the locality each evening.
Lloyds Pharmacy, - The Village Centre, Rathborne (01 899 6982)
The pharmacy is limiting the number of customers to TWO in store. If people are feeling unwell, please phone the pharmacy instead of coming in. Also, phone ahead to order your prescription. Hours are 9:30-8pm (M-F), 9:30-6pm (Sat) & 12-4pm (Sun).
Cullen’s Pharmacy – Primary Care Centre, Navan Road (01 838 6460).
Spoke with Danielle, who advised people to ring ahead for prescriptions which may take a day or to turn around as the store is very busy. The store has introduced restrictions on the number of customers in the Pharmacy at any one time.
The Maple Pharmacy, The Maple Shopping Centre, Navan Road (01 882 3323)
Spoke with Michelle who said the store is fully stocked and open for business. Hours are 9-8pm (M-F), 9-6pm (Sat) & 11-6pm (Sun).
We have checked in on some local businesses and they have assured us that they continue to get regular supplies and that there is no need for panic buying.
Mace – 37 Kinvara Park (01 838 2163) – John Cantwell has said that he is open as normal with regular deliveries. John reiterated the point that panic buying is unnecessary. He asked that people look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
SuperValu, Rathborne (01 899 6960) – the manager Glenn Myres said that the store continues to get regular deliveries. Some access restrictions are going to be in place in the store from tomorrow:
Limited physical access to the store. Social distancing will be practiced. A limited number of customers can be in the store at any one time. One in, one out will apply when capacity reached. Separate entrance and exit for customers. Customers are encouraged to use debit / credit cards.
Designated 1 hour per day for elderly customers between 2-3pm to get priority. Any elderly customers will priority in the queue.
Sanitation stations will be throughout the store. Gloves will be provided for customers at coffee and juice stations etc. All staff will have access to wipes / sanitiser.
O’Toole’s Family Butchers, Ashtown Grove (01 838 2040) – Fran O’Toole is open for business and has plenty of supplies in store. Open from 9-6pm.
Etherson Butchers, 99 Cabra Road (01 868 2046) - Seamus Etherson is open for business with a full range of fresh meats. Call in to Seamus and the team if you’re passing.
Kevin Slattery, MyMilkman.ie supplies milk and other Avonmore (Glanbia) products such as cream, cheese, juices and yoghurts, eggs etc. to the Dublin 7 area. He would be delighted to take on new customers. If people add their address to the www.mymilkman.ie website and add their details, he can commence deliveries usually with 1 days’ notice. By choosing to pay online, they will be adhering with social distancing guidelines and they will also receive €10 free credit after 4 weeks. A small delivery charge of €1.50 per week applies and provides for 3 deliveries per week.
Other Support Services
HSE – for the latest advice from the HSE, please go to their dedicated coronavirus webpage, click here.
Alone – Covid 19 Support line for those over 60 – call 0818 222 024 (Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm). For more details, click here.
Please support all members of our community during this time. As a Club we will continue to evaluate our response to Covid 19 throughout the days ahead. We are available to assist members of the community who may be unable to leave their homes.
Bí slán, sábhailte agus tabhair aire daoibh fhéin
Do not hesitate to contact us on the numbers below.
Trish Maher, Healthy Club Officer (086 1996358) and Ronan Doohan, Vice Chairman (087 8593540)