Category archives for: Coronavirus

Follow Newry Times’ coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. We will keep you updated with all news and events in relation to the virus on this page.

Vaccine roll-out now includes 40-44 year olds | Newry Times

Vaccine roll-out now includes 40-44 year olds - Newry Times - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry news - Newry vaccine

A further expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been announced by Health Minister Robin Swann.     From 12 noon today, people aged 40-44 will be able to book their vaccination appointments.     If possible, booking should be done online. However, where online booking is not possible, the telephone booking number is 0300 […]

SSE Arena taking bookings for Covid-19 Vaccine | Newry Times

SSE Arena taking bookings for Covid-19 Vaccine - Coronavirus Newry

People from Northern Ireland can now book their Covid-19 vaccine at the SSE Arena ahead of its opening on 29 March 2021.     The SSE Arena will be a regional vaccination centre working alongside Trust centres and GP practices.      Community Pharmacists will also join the vaccination programme next week, bringing vaccinations to […]

Updated advice for CEV people | Newry Times

Updated advice for CEV people - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry

A change in the advice for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to Covid-19 is planned.     Since 26 December 2020, CEV people have been advised to adhere to additional steps to keep themselves safe from exposure to Covid-19, including advice not to attend the workplace if they are unable to work from […]

Translink announces enhanced services from 22 March | Newry Times

Translink announces enhanced services from 22 March - Newry Times - Newry bus station

Translink has announced details of timetable changes to be implemented from Monday 22 March 2021, in line with the phased return of schools.     Full details of the new timetables are available on Translink’s website and journey planner.     Ian Campbell, Director of Service Operations explains, “We continue to work closely with the […]

Ministers announce programme of regular Covid-19 testing in schools | Newry Times

Ministers announce programme of regular Covid-19 testing in schools - Newry Times news

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced a programme of regular testing for Covid-19 is to be introduced in schools in Northern Ireland.     Departmental officials will be liaising with the education sector in the coming days to discuss operational preparation and delivery with a view to rolling out the […]

£875k support for the Community and Voluntary Sector organisations | Newry Times

£875k support for the Community and Voluntary Sector organisations - Newry Times

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional financial support for community and voluntary sector organisations.     Making the announcement this week, the Health Minister said the Department of Health is providing an additional £875,000 of financial support to the 65 community and voluntary sector organisations which are funded directly by the Department in 2021/22. […]

Northern Ireland Covid-19 Restrictions: Early Relaxations to NI Coronavirus Regulations | Newry Times

Executive agrees a number of early relaxations to Covid-19 regulations - Newry Times - NI Covid restrictions

The Executive has agreed on several measured relaxations to the current Coronavirus Health Regulations.     While the majority of the current restrictions will remain in place until after Easter, the Executive agreed to gradual changes which will come into effect before the next formal review date on or before April 15. In relation to […]

All primary school pupils to return next week | Newry Times

All primary school pupils to return next week - Newry Times - Newry schools reopening - Covid19 Coronavirus County Down

Primary school pupils in P4 to P7 will return to face to face teaching on 22 March.     Following agreement by the Executive yesterday, pupils in P4 to P7 will join the younger students who started back to full-time face to face teaching last week.       All remaining pupils (Years 8 to 11) […]

‘Outstanding response’ to vaccination programme | Newry Times

'Outstanding response' to vaccination programme - Coronavirus Covid-19 Newry Times

The Northern Ireland Vaccination Programme is continuing at pace with the announcement that anyone aged 50 or over can get a Covid-19 vaccination at a Trust vaccination centre.     Interest remains extremely high and you are asked to be patient.     Patricia Donnelly Head of the Vaccine Programme says, “Everyone who is eligible […]

Opening of second financial support scheme for bus and coach operators | Newry Times

Opening of second financial support scheme for bus and coach operators - Bus coach drivers Covid grant NI - Newry Times

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has opened a further financial assistance scheme for bus and coach operators.     This second scheme will cover the period from 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2021.      This scheme will provide financial assistance to bus and coach operators for ongoing overhead costs and expenses which they have […]

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