Category archives for: Coronavirus

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Taxi Action Plan to ‘provide further support’ for the industry | Newry Times

Taxi Action Plan 'to provide further support' for the industry - Newry Times - newry news facebook

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that she plans to take steps to introduce new support measures to assist the taxi industry as they rebuild following the Covid restrictions.     Minister Mallon’s Taxi Action Plan includes proposals to wipe DVA fees for new taxi drivers in 2021/22.     The proposals also include a […]

First clinics announced in campus vaccine initiative | Newry Times

First clinics announced in campus vaccine initiative - Newry Times - down newspaper

The Jabbathon vaccine promotion starts on Monday 13 September, with the first in an extensive series of vaccination clinics for students.     The initiative will involve around 60 walk-in clinics in September covering some 30 campuses – offering first doses to students across Northern Ireland’s universities and Further Education colleges.     The clinics […]

How to get your Covid-19 jab in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Mobile vaccination clinics are continuing to deliver first doses. Vaccination is also available by appointment for the Moderna vaccine at around 50 participating community pharmacies.     More pharmacies will be joining the programme.     Further details on pharmacy bookings are available on the Health and Care NI website. You can continue to get […]

NI Covid-19 International Travel Update | Newry Times

NI Covid-19 International Travel Update - Newry Times - newry news

A number of changes to Northern Ireland’s international country travel lists have been confirmed.     From 04:00hrs on Monday 30 August, the following changes will be introduced.     Green list Demark, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Azores and Canada have been added to the Green list. Anyone travelling to Northern Ireland from […]

Free public transport for healthcare workers extended to 31 August 2021 | Newry Times

Free public transport for healthcare workers extended to 31 August 2021 - Newry Times - newry news paper online - daisy hill hospital

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed that the temporary scheme to provide free travel for health care staff on public transport services will be extended to 31 August 2021 after which time normal charging will resume.     The Minister explains, “In March 2020 at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic I took the decision […]

First doses available for 16 and 17-year-olds from today | Newry Times

First doses to be made available for 16 and 17 year olds - Newry Times - breaking news newry

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that Covid-19 vaccine first doses be provided to all 16 and 17-year-olds.     This recommendation will be implemented in Northern Ireland.     From today, Friday 6 August 2021, NI’s regional vaccination centres will be providing walk-in Pfizer first jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds. […]

500 million PPE items provided by Department of Health | Newry Times

500 million PPE items provided by Department of Health - Newry Times - todays news in newry

Over half a billion items of PPE have been provided by the Department of Health’s Business Services Organisation’s (BSO) Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS) since March 2020.     Health Minister Robin Swann revealed the “amazing milestone” when he visited the BSO’s PPE Distribution Centre, to thank the staff for their efforts over the last […]

Seasonal agricultural workers to avail of exemptions from Covid-19 travel restrictions | Newry Times

Seasonal agricultural workers to avail of exemptions from Covid-19 travel restrictions - Newry Times - down newspaper

Migrant workers arriving into Northern Ireland via the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme will now qualify for exemptions from the Covid-19 related travel restrictions, agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced.     The exemptions are a result of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) submitting a request to the Department of Health […]

Urgent appeal: Public support required with hospital discharges | Newry Times

Urgent appeal - Public support required with hospital discharges - Newry Times - newry news live

Patients and their families are being urged to support timely discharge from hospitals as our health service continues to deal with severe bed pressures due to the escalating demands of Covid-19.     Our Health and Care Services remain under serious pressure.     Our hospitals are working beyond capacity at present with many very […]

HSC staff car parking to resume normal service | Newry Times

Daisy Hill Hospital parking - HSC staff car parking to resume normal service - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann is extending free car parking for HSC staff until 31 August after which time normal charging will resume.     The Minister said, “Free car parking for HSC staff was introduced in March 2020 at a time when Northern Ireland was feeling the first impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.      […]

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