Wexford Local Development has had to postpone all face-to-face meetings as we all try to stay safe & well and stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) during March 2020 and until our Chief Medical Officer advises otherwise.

This includes having to cancel our usual face-to-face & group work with International Protection Applicants in Rosslare & Courtown centres. This is to protect all of us.

We understand that this is a difficult time. We will be still available via phone, WhatsApp or email and will be able to pass on official HSE information and advice, which is updated every day. We are working alongside the Health Service Executive to provide responses to questions – so you can be sure you are getting the best information possible. 

Translated resources to help share the messaging about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in various languages.

These posters are available for download and printing – currently available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Urdu & Yoruba 

Here’s how to contact Wexford Local Development staff:

Residents of Courtown Hotel & The Galley can contact our Gorey Community Development Team by phone or WhatsApp on 087 794 0830 or click here to email John

For individuals, Amanda is available on 087 277 0192
Email Amanda

Residents in Rosslare can contact our Wexford/Rosslare Community Development Team by phone on 087 121 4262 (Billy) or WhatsApp on 087 1400 544 (Marie Louise) or click here to email Marie Louise

Individuals in Rosslare who were working with Jenny can ring on 087 693 0063
Email Jenny

If we can’t answer immediately, please leave a message/email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The Irish Refugee Council is also open for phone, text, WhatsApp & email and will do their best to assist




Here is Wexford County Council’s latest information on COVID-19 including the latest from the Irish Government . This website is available in multiple languages (use the flags icon on the top toolbar; Sanctuary Ambassadors have learned how to use this website and can help you)


Here are some videos and information from the UNHCR in multiple languages:





Other UNHCR information supports

Health & Wellbeing Resources:

If you are worried and finding it difficult to cope, please phone the Samaritans Helpline on 116 123
This is a free call and is open day & night, 24/7

If you or someone you know has symptoms of Coronavirus or if you have been in contact with someone who has, phone the HSE on 1850 24 1850

Check back soon as we will list free online English language lessons and information from the Irish Refugee Council as we develop this webpage