New signs telling people to observe social distancing will be put up on the Salthill Promenade later today.
‘Please leave the Promenade and walk somewhere else’ is the message from Galway City Council, if you are unable to keep 2 metres distance from others.
Galway City Council is going to keep as many amenities open as possible, but only if people adhere to the safety advice.
The Prom has been extremely busy with the good weather and this is a great resource for mental health.
But the Council warns that this will remain the case only if people comply with social distancing.
St Nicholas’ Market and the Civic Amenity Site will be open tomorrow but with restrictions and these two facilities will be closed if social distancing cannot be achieved.
Observing social distancing can halt the spread of the coronavirus, which will ease the masive pressure on our health service.
However, some people are still not taking the governments advice seriously, with instances of groups congregating across the country reported across social media platforms in recent days.
Spain, Italy and France have imposed strict lockdowns, in order to keep their citizens safe.
Fines and possible imprisonment await citizens who break the stringent safety measures.
This all but guarantees effective social distancing across most facets of daily life in these countries.
Why does social distancing work?
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.
If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.