Covid-19 / Coronavirus Information

Daily Council Updates

MEA Updates

The latest update from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Update: Friday 20 March, 11am

It has been an incredibly challenging week for our community in Mid and East Antrim, and right across Northern Ireland.

As your local council, we continue to do our very best to make sure our frontline, essential services remain as accessible as possible for our residents and businesses.

We want to reassure you, our staff in Team MEA remains on-hand to help you in any way we can.

In these hugely uncertain times, our staff have been exceptional in terms of offering to do whatever it takes to assist our citizens.

Our management and Elected Members have been overwhelmed by the response to protect our core services, as well as assisting the most vulnerable and isolated within our community.

We have changed how we do things across Council, ensuring we are here to answer all your queries and concerns, and we encourage you to contact us to assist you in any way.

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Community updates

We have set up a dedicated section on our website so you can access the very latest information from our public health experts, as well as up to date information on Council services and facilities.

This will be updated every weekday and you can visit the page at:


Business updates

We have also set up a dedicated page for our local businesses to assist and support them through this extremely challenging time.

On this page, we will be updating you on the very latest information regarding grants and support packages.

Our Economic Development Team is also on hand to answer all your queries and help you in whatever way they can.

You can contact them through at:

T: 0300 124 5000

Essential workers

A number of schools will open on Monday for the children of "key workers", including doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, home carers and staff required to maintain the health and social care sector.

After next week, the scheme will be expanded to the children of other key staff, including haulage workers, police, the Fire and Rescue Service, prison service and those involved in the delivery of oil, gas, electricity and water.

View the letter here


Yesterday, we made an appeal for our citizens to help support our crucial foodbanks across the area.

Already people have started to contribute to this and we sincerely thank them for this.

For the latest information on how you can help, please visit:

We are overwhelmed by the number of citizens, Elected Members, MLAs, MPs contacting us offering their support in whatever way they can for our people, including offers to assist with waste, clean public facilities and distribute essential supplies.

The humanity and outpouring of assistance demonstrated right across Larne, Carrickfergus and Ballymena has touched many within our organisation.

Finally, if you live on your own and feel isolated and need someone to talk to at any time, our staff are at the other end of the phone. We encourage anybody on their own to reach out to us and we will help.

For the very latest coronavirus advice, please follow the guidance from the UK Government and Public Health Agency.

Council will regularly update you in relation to services.

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Twitter: @mea_bc

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