Wed, 18/11/2020 - 10:23

Front-line workers in Cork and Kerry have issued a heart-felt video plea to their communities to continue to keep their guard up in order to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In a new video launched today, the front-line workers remind everyone of what communities have achieved already by working together.

The video, an inter-agency project between An Garda Síochána, the HSE, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Kerry Council features front-line workers from all the agencies explaining what they miss during Covid-19 restrictions. Although it’s difficult, they ask people in Cork and Kerry to continue to play their part.

The video will  be shared on the social media platforms of all the agencies involved.

The video features:

  • Ruth O’Brien a staff nurse from the CUH
  • Cliona Carroll, a speech and language therapist
  • Fiona Leahy of the Cork County Council Community Call helpline
  • Tralee-based Community Garda Aidan O’Mahony
  • Jonathan Finn of Cork City Fire Service
  • Aaron Williams of Kerry Civil Defence.

All have been working for and with their communities throughout the Covid-19 emergency. Today, they remind communities that although it’s hard, we all need to continue with the measures needed to stop the spread.

Speech and language therapist Cliona Carroll reminds everyone of the lives we have saved already, while Fiona Leahy asks them to think of the people who will still be with us this Christmas who might not have been. Community Garda Aidan O’Mahony says that this is the result of everyone working together, saying “We did that, and we did it together – because it only works if we all do it. We need to keep our guard up.”

Recognising that sticking to the restrictions is hard, Cliona Carroll says that she misses being able to give her Mum a hug, while Aaron Williams explains that he missed seeing his grandparents.