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COVID-19 Information

Please work with us, the Government of Ireland & The Health Service Executive to do all we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The National Tourism Development Authority and Fáile Ireland are working closely with the Government and tourism industry here in Westport as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

We would like to reassure locals and visitors that we are taking all the steps we possibly can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Latest Updates:

  • 19:00 March 15th – All pubs in Westport will close as of midnight tonight for two weeks.
  • Our hotels & businesses that are open are maintaining the highest possible standards of cleanliness, in line with the advice and guidelines from the Health Service Executive (HSE).
  • The tourism industry here is monitoring the situation closely and are following official recommendations for the protection of all here in Westport.
  • Please practice social distancing, hand washing & cough ettiquite in line with the HSE guidelines.

For the latest measures that the Irish Government have taken to tackle COVID-19 please see the latest statement from the Taoiseach here.

Government Recommendations 

Travel and Public Transport to Westport

Tourism Sites, Activities and Events 

  • All cultural institutions and many local visitor attractions will be closed until 29th March or until further notice. This includes Westport House, Westport Leisure Park, The W Cinema, The Heritage Centre & The Town Hall Theatre.  In most instances, our walking trails (Great Western Greenway) and parklands at Westport House will remain open.
  • All indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people have been cancelled. This advice will be in effect until 29th March 2020. Please see our events section for event cancellation updates.

We will be updating this page as soon as we recieve further information.

Useful websites:

World Health Organization (WHO)
Visit the HSE website for updated guidance of COVID-19  (HSE)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

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