County Kildare LEADER Partnership has followed the advice of the government and HSE in relation to COVID 19 public health safety and mitigation of the spread of the virus. A number of measures have been put in place for the programmes managed and hosted by CKLP. In general we have moved all staff to work remotely. All planned training courses, meetings and group engagements have been postponed until at least week commencing 30th March 2020 and all Tus/RSS employees have been withdrawn and asked to remain available for work. Despite the restrictions imposed by the virus all CKLP programmes remain open and we are using telephone / email contact to maintain contact with as many individuals and groups as possible to support them in this difficult time.