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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.

Ministers announce expansion of testing for all post-primary pupils | Newry Times

Ministers announce expansion of testing for all post-primary pupils - Newry Times - newry news latest

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced that the programme of regular testing for Covid-19 in post-primary schools is to be expanded to include all pupils.     Since March, regular testing using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests has been made available to older students in years 12 to 14 in […]

Shorter interval between Covid-19 vaccine doses announced | Newry Times

Shorter interval between vaccine doses announced - Newry Times - newry news now

The interval between doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines is to be reduced to a maximum of eight weeks.     This will accelerate the vaccination programme as it moves into its final phase and will ensure that people across Northern Ireland have the strongest possible protection from variants of the Covid-19 virus.    […]

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Opens to Everyone Over 18 | Newry Times

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Opens to Everyone Over 18 - Newry Times - newry news online

The vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has today opened for everyone aged 18 and over.     More than one million people have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – over 70% of our adult population – and more than 625,000 (over 40%) have received two doses. Opening the booking system […]

Testing ‘a crucial part of pandemic response’ | Newry Times

Testing 'a crucial part of pandemic response' - Newry Times - newry news now

Testing is a crucial element in the pandemic response and will aid the reopening of Northern Ireland.     Workforce testing is available to any organisation with more than 10 employees or volunteers. There is also a range of ways for smaller organisations or individuals to access testing, each of which can help keep the […]

Northern Ireland Restrictions ease from Monday: Here’s what you need to know | Newry Times

Northern Ireland Restrictions ease from Monday - Here's what you need to know - Newry Times - covid-19 coronavirus newry shops opening

Significant relaxations to the Covid-19 restrictions will come into effect from Monday 24 May, 2021.     Ministers said the easements will be immensely beneficial to families, communities and the economy, and urged everyone to stay safe as they enjoy more freedoms. First Minister Arlene Foster said, “I’m pleased that we are in a position […]

Covid-19 Funding: Murphy allocates £316 million | Newry Times

Murphy allocates £316 million of Covid funding - Newry Times - newry news online

The Executive has agreed to almost £220 million of Covid funding to support the social recovery from Covid.     The health service, education, the arts, charities and sports organisations are among the beneficiaries.     In addition to the £219.9million, £96.1 million is being allocated to meet costs associated with the business support schemes […]

Hargey welcomes additional Covid-19 funding allocation | Newry Times

Hargey welcomes additional Covid-19 funding allocation - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said that this week’s funding allocation to her Department of £50.3m will help provide support to the people, communities and sectors who have been directly impacted by the pandemic.     Minister Hargey said, “My Department responded very quickly to the pandemic providing over £300 million in supports to people, […]

Executive agrees international travel green list from 24 May 2021 | Newry Times

Executive agrees international travel green list - Newry Times - newry newspapers

The Executive has agreed 12 countries to be added to a green list for international travel from 24 May 2021.     The new advice will apply to residents and visitors to Northern Ireland from Monday.     Everyone should continue to follow the advice for amber countries until that date i.e. you must self-isolate […]

New public information campaign to further boost vaccination drive | Newry Times

New public information campaign to further boost vaccination drive - Newry Times - newry newspapers

‘Every vaccination brings us closer, together’ – that’s the message from the new Northern Ireland public information campaign.     It will feature TV and radio adverts, as well outdoor advertising and a strong social media push. The Northern Ireland COVID-19 vaccination programme has been a major success story to date with over 1.4 million […]

Covid-19 vaccine: How and where to get your vaccine jab | Newry Times

Covid-19 vaccine: How and where to get your vaccine jab | Newry Times - newry latest news

Here’s a reminder of how and where to get your COVID-19 vaccination.     Every vaccine represents a step forward, a step already taken by almost a million people here in Northern Ireland.     By getting vaccinated you will not only be protecting yourself and others but also helping to accelerate the pace at […]

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