Senior north-west Garda urging people to avoid hosting or attending house parties linked to Covid

One of the most senior gardai in the Shannonside Northern Sound region is urging residents not to hold house parties which have led to significant outbreaks of Covid 19.

Chief Superintendent of Sligo Leitrim Aiden Glacken says there has been an increase in house parties and in specific cases this has led to significant out-breaks in the northwest which he says is putting the region, society and economy at further risk of a lockdown.

It’s part of a wider awareness campaign by the Gardai, the HSE and the county councils in Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal to reinforce key public health messages.

Chief Superintendent Glacken says people need to avoid any sense of complacency or irresponsibility with the potential to face a second wave of infection in the region.

He’s outlined the three key messages to Shannonside NorthernSound news