Covid-19 Update

Limerick Youth Service is continuing to support young people and their families during this challenging time.  All our services are operating in line with the HSE’s public health guidelines, the Department of Children’s  Guidance for Youth Work Organisations and guidance from the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board.

Following changes to the Covid-19 public restrictions, the following changes apply to all Limerick Youth Service departments.

Education & Training: 

  • Students/learners with LYS’ Community Training Centre have returned to face to face delivery.
  • Classes will continue on a phased basis with students/learners assigned to their respective pods an continuing their blended learning course work.
  • All learners/students will receive a text from LYS if they are any changes to this situation.

Youth Work:

All our youth work projects including UBU, GYDP & Youth & Family Support will run outdoors programmes with groups meeting indoors with limited numbers.

Youth Work Outdoors

  • No restrictions on outdoor youth work with detached & outreach programmes continuing
  • Follow all public health protocols that are in place

Youth Work Indoors

  • Structured youth work in pods of six (excluding youth worker)
  • Facemasks must be worn
  • Sanitize all workspaces after use
  • Follow all public health & LYS guidelines

Digital Youth Work will continue as follows: 

  • Youth workers will support young people via email, phone, text & social media
  • In certain situations youth workers will deliver or post programme material to your home.
  • Follow LYS Digital Youth Work/Education Guidelines.

Mental Health team:

The Be Well Mental Health team will continue to provide its service as follows: face to face, virtually, phone, email & text.  In certain situations the Be Well team will meet young people indoors while following strict public health guidelines.  For more click HERE

Youth Information Centre:

The Youth Information team continues to provide its service and is available for drop-ins and/or outreach workshops. It can be contacted as follows:

  • Drop-in at LYS’ Community Training Centre
  • Phone or Text to 083-1726898
  • Email at
  • Contact via social media sites
  • Speak with a youth information officer via a live chat service that can be accessed  HERE

Ability Programme

The Ability team will continue to support clients and their families as follows: face to face, group work, via phone, email, text and virtually. For more click HERE

Youth Spaces

All LYS youth spaces  are open to to the young people, staff and the public.  However, the following public health guidelines apply

  • All visitor to register with reception.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for over 13s.
  • Follow one way system in operation
  • Visitors to our Paradise Restaurant, Community Training Centre must be fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months, as well as children under 18 in their care.

LYS encourages all young people, volunteers and staff to continue to follow the public health advice and guidelines issued by the relevant authorities such as the Health Safety Executive (HSE).

LYS is keen to stress that when accessing information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) to get your information from professional and relevant sources such as and 

If you need more information please contact LYS at:

  • Tel: 061-412444 or via email: 

For more on Covid 19 click below: