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.

£1.1m additional support for travel agency businesses | Newry Times

Executive announces £1.175m additional support for travel agency businesses - NI covid grants and funding - Newry Times

The Executive has announced a Covid support scheme for travel agents experiencing difficulties as a result of the pandemic.     Welcoming the Travel Agents Scheme, First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the support scheme was necessary to ensure the continued viability of the travel agency sector.     First […]

Murphy bolsters business with £230 million rates holiday | Newry Times

Murphy bolsters business with £230 million rates holiday | Newry Times - newry city business

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced he is extending the rates holiday for a further 12 months for 29,000 businesses at a cost of £230 million.     Conor Murphy said, “This £230 million package will provide continued support for businesses dealing with the impacts of the pandemic.     “Recognising that the months ahead […]

Opening of £4m Covid-19 Support Scheme for Pig and Poultry Producers | Newry Times

Opening of £4m Covid-19 Support Scheme for Pig and Poultry Producers - Newry Times

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced the opening of a £4million Covid-19 Support Scheme for eligible pig and poultry producers from today, Monday 15 March.     Speaking about the scheme opening, Minister Poots said, “I am very pleased to report that £4m of support is being made available to pig and poultry producers […]

Covid -19 vaccines now available to everyone aged 50 and over in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Covid -19 vaccines now available to everyone aged 50 and over in Northern Ireland - Newry Times - Covid19 Coronavirus Newry news

Anyone aged 50 or over across Northern Ireland can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointment, Health Minister Robin Swann has announced.     The programme is being extended from today to 50-59-year-olds, with booking slots available at the seven regional vaccination centres. GPs are also now covering the 50 plus age range. This means people […]

Breakdown of vaccination figures issued | Newry Times

Breakdown of vaccination figures issued - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry Times - Newry headlines

The Department of Health has published its latest detailed breakdown of Northern Ireland’s vaccination numbers.     The programme continues to make excellent progress, with the addition of a number of new cohorts in recent weeks. Patricia Donnelly, head of NI’s vaccination programme, says, “We are significantly ahead of our original schedule and our Trust […]

Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland | Newry Times -Covid-19 vaccine - Coronavirus Newry

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has now reached a milestone of over 500, 000 doses delivered to eligible people in Northern Ireland.     478,825 first doses and 31,345 second doses have now been administered. Health Minister Robin Swann welcomed this week’s landmark figure and praised the dedication of all involved in the vaccination programme.   […]

Health Minister announces £1.5m grant funding to improve dental patient throughput | Newry Times

Health Minister announces grant funding to improve dental patient throughput - Newry Times - Dentist Newry

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced funding of £1.5million to help improve patient throughput at dental surgeries in Northern Ireland.     The risk of Coronavirus transmission in dental practices has been minimised using strict infection control measures but these have significantly reduced the number of patients that dentists can see each day.     […]

Breakdown of Covid-19 vaccination figures issued | Newry Times

Breakdown of Covid-19 vaccination figures issued - Newry Times - Newry covid-19 coronavirus news

The Department of Health has published a more detailed breakdown of Northern Ireland’s vaccination numbers.     The programme continues to make good progress, but anyone eligible to book their vaccinations is urged to do so without delay. Vaccination saves lives, protects people from serious illness and reduces pressure on our health service.     […]

NI’s vaccine numbers climb past 220,000 | Newry Times

NIs vaccine numbers climb past 220,000 - Newry Times - Newry news

The number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Northern Ireland has passed the 220,000 mark.     The latest figures show a total of 196,131 first doses and 24,070 second doses – bringing the overall number of vaccines administered to 220,201 These figures provide a further indication of important progress in the roll-out of vaccines to […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Vaccination slots go online for 65-69-year-olds

Coronavirus Northern Ireland - Vaccination slots go online for 65-69-year-olds - Covid-19 vaccine centre - Newry news

People aged 65-69 can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments at one of NI’s seven regional vaccination centres.     The online booking is available at covid-19.hscni.net     The Department of Health this week announced a twin-track approach to accelerating NI’s vaccination programme. This will ensure more people can take up the offer of […]

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