Dublin City Council has announced that 22 of its public buildings will be opened on a “toilets only” basis shortly.
The council says that “the Office of City Recovery has been working very closely with colleagues in sports, libraries and City Hall to facilitate the opening of these eight sports facilities, 13 libraries and City Hall for members of the public to access for use of toilets.”
“It is important to note that the primary service provided by these buildings remains closed in accordance with public health guidelines.”
The sports facilities and City Hall will be open seven days a week from Monday, April 26 and libraries will be open six days a week from May, Tuesday 4.
The council says that appropriate queuing, social distancing and cleaning regimes will be put in place.
These 22 facilities are in addition to the existing six facilities provided by Dublin City Council at Wolfe Tone Square, Grafton Street, St. Patrick’s Park Tearooms, Herbert Park Tearooms, St. Anne’s Park Tearooms and the Bull Wall, Dollymount.
Usage will be monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Some of the facilities that will be opened for bathroom use are City Hall, Markievicz Leisure Centre, St. Catherine’s Sports Centre, Ballymun Leisure Centre, Terenue Library, and Walkinstown Library.
The full list of facilities to be opened for bathroom use is available here.