Cork City Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you

Cork City Council wants to support the health and wellbeing of everyone in our city, therefore we are temporarily changing the way in which we deliver our services under Level 5 Covid restrictions.


Public offices:

Cork City Council continues to provide essential public services. In line with current public health guidelines, public offices will remain open on an appointment basis only.


We are asking residents, businesses and communities to visit or to call our Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000 for help and to arrange any necessary appointments.


Community Response Forum

The Cork City Covid-19 Community Response Forum phone line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday to Friday.


This forum is in place to ensure that vulnerable members of our community in Cork City or those living alone can access vital grocery, medicine and fuel deliveries and social care supports.


The Cork City Covid19 Community Response Forum can be contacted on 1800-222-226 or email⠀

All Cork City Council parks, playgrounds and allotments remain open.

Mahon Golf Club is open for visitor bookings - visit

Leisureworld Bishopstown astro-turf pitches and Sam Allen Pitches at Leisureworld Churchfield are open  for outdoor, non-contact training for a maximum of 15 people per pitch.  

Pitches are now available to book on the following days & times:
LeisureWorld Bishopstown
Mon – Thurs, 5pm – 9pm
Sam Allen Pitches (Churchfield)
Mon – Wed, 6pm – 9pm.
Leisureworld gym and swimming pool facilities will reopen on June 8th 2021.


Cork City and County Archives

The Archives building reopens for research appointments on 11th May.

Appointments will be available Tuesday to Thursday only from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

The number of reader appointments is restricted so please book well in advance.

Cork Public Museum is now open to the public from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Elizabeth Fort is now open to the public 7 days a week - see

Old Cork Waterworks Experience has reopened - visit for more information and for online booking.

St Peters on North Main Street has reopened, Monday to Saturday, 10.30 a.m. until 4 p.m. 


Car Parking:

Two hours free parking continues to be available at Cork City Council’s two multi-storey car parks at North Main Street and Paul Street. The Black Ash Park & Ride facility will continue to operate.  Disc parking remains in operation in Cork City's designated disc parking areas.



 Our libraries are now open for borrowing.

The Reference Library and Local Studies are operating a phone and email service only.

Before you visit our libraries, please read our Covid-19 Page for full information on our Covid-19 measures.

We are unable to offer newspapers, public computers, printing or study spaces at this time.

Self-service photocopying  will be available.

Maximum numbers apply and wearing of face coverings is mandatory.

Priority hour for elderly or at risk patrons is 10 am – 11 am.

We ask that you do not borrow from the library if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19. If you have library items at home, and then you or a household member develop symptoms, please do not return your items until you have completed a 14 day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days.

You can still renew your items on the phone or online.

Under 12s must be supervised at all times.

As maximum numbers will apply we ask that you limit your visit to a quick visit.

We regret we cannot accommodate visits from groups or classes at this time.


The cessation of emergency legislation (since 23rd May 2020) means that all statutory planning requirements now apply.  Cork City Council's planning function continues to operate during Level 5.

The planning system is open to members of the public by appointment only.  in accordance with public health guidelines and in the interest of the safety of both visitors and staff, the Development Management section will continue to encourage transactions to be carried out through email, telephone and video conferencing. Please consider visiting the public offices only where business cannot be conducted via phone, email or video conferencing.  

Members of the public are directed to the website where they can search for and view a planning application, find details of the planning application process, access planning forms, find details regarding short term letting, view weekly planning lists and access information regarding planning enforcement.