In line with Government Guidelines Southside Travellers Action Group staff will be operating and working remotely. Our Sandyford and Nutgrove Centres will not be available to the public and our community for any direct contact or services to them at present. However we are providing all our services, programmes and supports on line and remotely.
You can get in contact by phone or text to our different departments on the list provided below .
If you cannot contact any one below please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Programme Contact
Community Liaison Manager Gráinne Fennell Contact : 0871989411
Women’s Advocacy Kitty Macleer Contact :0873483858
TASK Programme Amylouise Hussain Contact :0873732836
Community Employment Margaret O’Leary Contact :0871783526
Primary Health Care Mary O’Brien Contact : 0851160985
Accommodation Mark Turner Contact : 0858050862
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Your guide to the new changes
Activity & Guidance
Schools Schools are currently closed for all students with remote learning in learning .
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)T
he resumption of the ECCE programme is delayed until 1 Feb.
Childcare Open for vulnerable children and children of essential workers
Construction Construction will close from 6pm on Friday 8 Jan, with limited exceptions.
Retail Essential retail only. Click and collect from non-essential retail outlets will no longer be permitted after existing orders are fulfilled. Click and deliver will continue.
Travel into Ireland No travellers from Great Britain or South Africa until 9 Jan. All travellers from those locations after that date must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result (COVID-19 not detected) within 72 hours prior to arrival
At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.For More Details....
Parents Contacted Immediately
One of the biggest fears parents have is what will happen if your child shows COVID symptoms in school.
If your child shows symptoms they will be brought to a dedicated room in the school and parents will be contacted immediately.
You will be asked to bring your child home, call your doctor and follow instructions given to you by your doctor and isolate for 14 days.
Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.Read More...
Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences
Updates and information from across government Published: 4 May 2020
The HSE has confirmed that Mincéirs/
Travellers and Roma
have been included as priority groups for COVID-19 testing.Mincéirs/Travellers can also call or text the dedicated hotline:083 100 6300
Support Travellers During
The Corona virus (Covid-19)
Useful Online Resources
Online resources that may be useful during COVID-19 restrictions
Collaborative responses to COVID-19 crisis
IFLA translated language resources for libraries to communicate COVID-19 information (30+ languages, permission to adapt as needed).
*see the below section for HSE translated information
Online platform ‘Coping With The Crisis’ - collecting, documenting and providing innovative practices in dealing with the crisis across Europe. Making best practices available to politics and society
NAPLE Overview of Public Library Authorities in Europe During COVID-19
Reliable health information resources
Government of Ireland COVID-19 statistics dashboard (still a beta version)
HSE posters, leaflets and social media assets, including translated information
NALA have developed a list of COVID-19 words and terms explained in plain English. Their freephone support line at 1800-20-20-65 can provide help with reading and understanding health information
Book/ Reading Related Material and Programmes
Direct library users to these materials, use them to get ideas for programmes and/or incorporate into your own library social media.
Spring into Storytime: Children's story-time sessions will now be available online thanks to cooperation between local library services and Irish publishers
Audible children’s stories are now free while schools are closed
Oliver Jeffers is reading a #StayAtHomeStorytime every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm GMT via Instagram Live
David Walliams is releasing a free audio story a day for 30 days
LeVar Burton Reads stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more
Patrick Stewart is reading a different Shakespeare sonnet each day
Goodnight with Dolly is a ten week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books
Mo Willems is giving drawing lessons
JK Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic have launched a Harry Potter At Home Hub
The British Library’s Childrens Books Online has a wide range of resources, activities and digitized material
Booklist, an American Library Association publication, is now freely available to libraries around the world until further notice.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, for free for children of all ages, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide
Los Angles Public Library have archived some of their Storytimes
Brooklyn Public Library is delivering a Virtual Programming series
A Read the World collaboration between UNICEF, the International Publishers Association, and the World Health Organization will see popular children’s authors reading extracts of their books to millions of children and young people currently living in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Short Story Project is a curated library of short stories from around the globe for all ages. They are multilingual, audible, updated weekly and currently free
ModPo introduces readers to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry. Free, non-credit, and open to all
The Internet Archive National Emergency Library has made access available to users all over the world for the duration of the crisis period in the U.S. Mainly materials published during the 20th century, the vast majority of which do not have a commercially available ebook
Ulverscroft are making their uLibrary free to access for all Library Borrowers until July 31st, including access to 500 of their most popular audiobooks and authors. [After registration, download the uLibrary Platform from Google or Apple app store; select Library and from the drop down menu click on eLibrary Support. Agree to their terms, and download as many eAudio books you from the selection of eAudio titles.]
The University of Limerick have updated their LibGuide: Library guide to finding open access resources - providing researchers with links to open datasets, tools like UnPayWall for open content, find openly available books (to supplement their Borrowbox loans) and view research output from Ireland’s Universities through the Institutional Repositories.
Arts and Culture
The National Library of Ireland’s Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition is holding Instagram live events, including workshops on poems about hobbies and staying at home
The Abbey Theatre have made the film version of their award winning play, Cyprus Avenue, available free online until April 26
Science Gallery Dublin is bringing content online, including live events, podcasts, videos, blogs, how-to workshops, video tours of current exhibition INVISIBLE and interactive quizzes
Irish Museums Online have collected some of the material being shared by Irish Museums in one portal and are using #IrishMuseumsOnline across social media platforms
World Digital Library (UNESCO) has digitized material from libraries and museums worldwide
The National Theatre is streaming a new National Theatre Live performance for free every week, with each one remaining available for 7 days
Filmmaker Kate Lain has created ‘Cabin Fever: coping with COVID-19’ a playlist of online experimental films and videos
The Metropolitan Opera is providing free nightly performance streams
MOCA Toronto are putting their Shift Key exhibition online, with a new artwork added each week
Learning resources for children and young people at home
Aware has information which may be useful when it comes to managing mental well-being at this time, and provides phone/email support lines
Jigsaw offers mental health information and support for young people, parents and guardians
Helplink are offering free counselling services, nationally and internationally (Irish abroad) online; 7 days a week, during the crisis. (N.B. this is not a crisis service). Free counselling for people laid off work by the COVID 19 crisis, for people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and/or drugs, for Irish returning home and for Irish living abroad
GoNoodle provides movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts and used widely by teachers.They are an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies and engage their minds
Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders workshop series is specially created for over 60s who may be staying at home due to social distancing
Continuing Professional Development
Universal Class, offered via Libraries Ireland, has online courses in a variety of subject areas
eCollege Ireland provides tutor supported & industry certified courses in business, web and graphic design, computer programming, data and more, all temporarily being made available free of charge to over 16s
Irish LIR Group are running a series of Library Carpentry workshops online during the next few weeks. These are synchronous courses run online in real time, so numbers are limited. So far they are covering UNIX Shell, GIT, SQL, OpenRefine and Tidy Data
Children First training is available online from Tusla, for anyone working with children or vulnerable adults
AsIAm delivers training for frontline public services to become more Autism-Friendly. They have an online version, package rates available for staff (looks to be c. €500 per library service) - email email@example.com for information
The British Library’s Digital Research Team has put together a list of free online training available, mainly digital/tech focused
UW Madison/Wisconsin Public Libraries produced a webinar on providing remote and online services to children (it is U.S. specific but some good tips)
The Library Figures podcast discusses library marketing and contains tips for better engaging with your community
Texas Digital Library have archived webinars on research data management, web archiving, digital preservation, and more
FutureLearn provides accredited university course material, and non-credit bearing courses are free
Coursera offers courses, certificates and degrees online from accredited universities, and non-credit bearing courses are free
Code Academy offers free entry level courses in the most popular coding languages, both front and back end
The Education and Training Foundation's Enhance Digital Teaching Platform is aimed at teachers/FE educators but has some useful course material on digital skills and online delivery. Free to sign up
The Carnegie UK Trust and CILIP The Library Association have launched Stepping into Leadership - new online development materials for leadership and innovation. These are open to all library staff and free to access.
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