Update on changes to Council Services during the “Circuit Breaker” period

26th November 2020

Following the announcement by the NI Executive of a two week ‘circuit breaker’ from Friday 27 November 2020 to help curb the spread of Covid-19, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has advised that the majority of its services will continue as before, with some exceptions to leisure services, in line with new restrictions.

From Friday 27 November 2020:

  • The Council’s four leisure centres – the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown; Castle Park Centre, Lisnaskea; Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and Omagh Leisure Complex –  will be closed to the public. Outdoor sports facilities at the leisure centres will also close
  • Council phone lines and web chat via the Council website remain open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Registration services continue at the Connect Centre, County Buildings, Enniskillen and The Grange, Omagh, strictly by appointment only, for births, marriages and civil partnership registrations. Death registrations will be carried out without the need to attend the local registration office and can be completed over the telephone. Bereaved relatives will be contacted by the Registrar or their Funeral Director. For advice in relation to registering a loved one’s death please telephone 028 8225 6212 or 028 6634 2428 or email registrar@fermanaghomagh.com
  • Household waste collection service continues as normal
  • Recycling centres remain open, however, people should only visit if absolutely necessary
  • Council arts, culture and visitor attractions remain closed

All other Council services and facilities continue to operate as before however this may be subject to change at short notice due to the fast-changing situation in relation to Covid-19 or operational requirements on Council critical services.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth, said:

“Now is the time that we all must pull together to help save lives, to ease the pressure on our health service, and to support our local businesses.

“Please continue to wash hands, wear a face covering when required, socially distance and reduce your social contacts so that we may all look forward to a brighter 2021. Over the next two weeks, please stay at home and only travel when it is essential to do so.  These steps will make a positive difference to your family, your neighbours, your local community and will save lives.

“The Council remains committed to supporting communities and businesses during these challenging times and will continue to be guided by advice from the NI Executive and the Public Health Agency to ensure the safety of our citizens and Council staff.

“As we move into the festive period we enter a time that can be difficult for some. With Covid however, this festive period may be more challenging than ever. I encourage everyone to take care of themselves, each other and to seek help from local support networks and agencies if needed.

“By following the rules and supporting each other we will get through this.”

To keep up to date with Council services and access to facilities and venues please visit the Council website at www.fermanaghomagh.com, follow the Council’s social media channels @fermanaghomagh or telephone the Council on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

For up to date information on current Covid-19 restrictions and regulations visit www.nidirect.gov.uk and for public health advice visit the PHA website at www.publichealth.hscni.net.