See updates 4th April 2020 at foot of this post.
Our sense of community in Malahide has long been one of our greatest attractions. In the challenging time ahead of us, it will be our greatest strength.
Local clubs have already stepped up to the plate. St. Sylvester’s GAA club has established a volunteer team to assist those who need help with daily errands (call 086 174 3088).
Enjoy Malahide is helping to keep us informed with well moderated messages on their Facebook page.
The Malahide Community Forum has asked each residents’ association to contact their members to ensure they’re OK.
Many older residents do not use the internet for information. We ask residents to phone elderly neighbours to keep up their spirits, help them with groceries and inform them of resources including:
- St. Ita’s radio programme FM 85.9 – 10am till 2pm daily (North Fingal area)
Also available online at: https://ieradio.org/saint-ita-s-hospital/
We’ve been told by Tony Holohan, our Chief Medical Officer, that we’re still in the lull before the storm. If you don’t’ currently have a residents association, act now, while you have time. Keep it simple – set up a WhatsApp group. As Dr Michael Ryan of the World Health Organisation says “Speed trumps perfection”.
When this crisis passes, you may find this Residents Association Handbook helpful.
Please, protect yourself and others, especially the more vulnerable members our community by maintaining physical distance, washing hands and following HSE guidelines.
Be kind. Stay safe, stay apart, stay in touch.
Updates 4th April 2020:
- Fingal County Council Community Response now 7 days a week – 8am to 8pm
- SuperValu Malahide Text service for vulnerable / cocooned to get shopping
SuperValu Malahide Community Delivery Service