The country is now on the path to recovery and as we look to brighter days ahead, gardaí in Donegal are appealing to the public to continue following guidelines to protect communities.
Gardaí will continue checkpoints and high visibility patrols across the county in support of public health regulations.
As society begins to open up again, it is important to ensure that we do not become complacent and keep following the public health guidelines.
Superintendent Goretti Sheridan has advised, “As we go about meeting with more of our family and friends, and enjoy activities we haven’t been able to do for a while, please remember not to gather in large groups. When meeting with others continue to maintain social distancing, and keep washing your hands.”
In enforcing the current public health regulations, Gardaí continue to use the 4Es approach – engaging, explaining, and encouraging with enforcement a last resort.
An Garda Síochána is also continuing to engage with the public and offer its support. In Donegal additional members have been deployed to Community Policing Units during the pandemic.
There is ongoing liaison with community groups, with particular emphasis on the vulnerable members of society within Covid guidelines.
In Letterkenny a “Talk in the Park” scheme is ongoing where members of the Community Policing Unit patrol town parks and interact with members of the public that want advice, to report something or have a chat.
Gardaí also continue to provide assistance with meals on wheels and similar schemes around the county.