Over the last two weeks, Bishop Fintan has participated in conference call meetings with Cork City Council Covid-19 Community Response Forum and Cork County Council Community Response Group. Both groups have been established to co-ordinate community and statuary responses to the current Covid-19 crisis in the separate areas. The diocese has been invited to contribute along with the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross as well as the Diocese of Cloyne in the Cork County Council area. Mons. Aidan O’Driscoll, Clonakilty has also participated in Cork County Council Response Group.
Details in regard to the Cork City Council Community Response are available as follows: The Council’s Community Support Programme is available and ready to help you or someone you know – whether that is by collecting medication, collecting groceries, providing social support or advice, or simply by making a friendly phone call. To access this support, Cork County Council has established a dedicated FREE contact number 1800 805 819 with lines open from 8.00am to 8.00PM seven days a week. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or text (085) 8709010. The Council, and its trusted partners, will do its utmost to help people through these challenging times.