The Department of Rural and Community Development is leading the government effort to encourage and facilitate a community response to COVID-19.

The department has developed an Action Plan to support this work.

The Action Plan sets out three key actions for initial focus in supporting a community response to COVID-19.

Each local authority (council) has established a Community Response Forum to coordinate COVID-19 related community supports. As part of this, each local authority has established a helpline that vulnerable people can phone if they are looking for basic services such as delivery of food or meals, or transport for essential trips.

Here is a list of each local authority’s helpline phone numbers.

Local Authority Community Response Number Email Address
Carlow County Council 1800 814 300 covidsupport@carlowcoco.ie
Cavan County Council 1800 300 404 covidsupport@cavancoco.ie
Clare County Council 1890 252 943 covidsupport@clarecoco.ie
Cork City Council 1800 222 226 covidsupport@corkcity.ie
Cork County Council 1800 805 819 covidsupport@corkcoco.ie
Donegal County Council 1800 928 982 covidsupport@donegalcoco.ie
Dublin City Council 01 222 8555 covidsupport@dublincity.ie
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 01 271 3199 covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie
Fingal County Council 01 890 5000 covidsupport@fingal.ie
Galway City Council 1800 400 150 covidsupport@galwaycity.ie
Galway County Council 1800 928 894 and 091 509 390 covidsupport@galwaycoco.ie
Kerry County Council 1800 807 009 covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie
Kildare County Council 1800 300 174 covidsupport@kildarecoco.ie
Kilkenny County Council 1800 500 000 covidcommunity@kilkennycoco.ie
Laois County Council 1800 832 010 covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie
Leitrim County Council 071 965 0473 covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie
Limerick City and County Council 1800 852 389 covidsupport@limerick.ie
Longford County Council 1800 300 122 covidsupport@longfordcoco.ie
Louth County Council 1800 805 817 covidsupport@louthcoco.ie
Mayo County Council 094 906 4660 covidsupport@mayococo.ie
Meath County Council 1800 808 809 covidsupport@meathcoco.ie
Monaghan County Council 1800 804 158 covidsupport@monaghancoco.ie
Offaly County Council 1800 818 181 covidsupport@offalycoco.ie
Roscommon County Council 1800 200 727 covidsupport@roscommoncoco.ie
Sligo County Council 1800 292 765 covidsupport@sligococo.ie
South Dublin County Council 1800 240519 covidsupport@sdublincoco.ie  
Tipperary County Council 076 106 5000 covid19@tipperarycoco.ie
Waterford City and County Council 1800 250 185 covidsupport@waterfordcouncil.ie
Westmeath County Council 1800 805 816 covidsupport@westmeathcoco.ie
Wexford County Council 053 919 6000 covidsupport@wexfordcoco.ie
Wicklow County Council 1800 868 399 covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie