Archive for: December, 2020

Health Minister Robin Swann: Follow the three wise moves this Christmas

Minister Swann - Newry news

Health Minister Robin Swann has urged everyone across Northern Ireland to keep taking the simple steps that prevent the spread of Covid-19.     As Christmas Day approaches, public health advice has been summarised into “Three Wise Moves”.     The Minister comments, “We must remain vigilant about the threat from Covid-19. “The virus does […]

Brexit NI: Compliance Protocol and Guidance for Authorised Traders published by DAERA

Compliance Protocol and Guidance for Authorised Traders published by DAERA - Brexit NI - Newry business news

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published two guides to help people and businesses navigate the new procedures to follow when moving animals, plants, food and feed from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, after the UK leaves the EU on the 1 January 2021.     The Guidance for Authorised Traders (during […]

Statement on changing of advice to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people

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The Department of Health has updated the advice to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people to help them keep safe through the Christmas period and beyond.     CEV people are reminded to consider very carefully any plans for a Christmas Bubble over the festive period. Unfortunately, you remain extremely vulnerable to this virus and the safest […]

Bogus callers “will steal Christmas”

Bogus Callers Will Steal Christmas - Newry Times

2020 has been hard enough so it’s important to remember it’s not just the Grinch who can steal Christmas, bogus callers will too.     While we look forward to spending time over Christmas within our bubbles, we also need to remember that not all visitors are genuine.      Bogus callers are an all […]

Covid Christmas: Christmas optimism almost halved in Northern Ireland according to new survey

COVID CHRISTMAS - Christmas optimism has almost halved in Northern Ireland according to new survey STEPHEN MCGINN_RELATE NI (1) - Newry newspaper

People in Northern Ireland are feeling much more pessimistic about Christmas this year, with optimism levels dropping by almost half due to Covid-19 according to the results of a survey conducted for Relate NI.     76% of respondents surveyed said they normally feel positive about Christmas whereas this has dropped significantly with only 44% […]

Southern Trust healthcare team uses technology to get care homes connected

SOUTHERN TRUST HEALTHCARE TEAM USES TECHNOLOGY TO GET CARE HOMES CONNECTED - Avila NH mPower (2) - Newry newspaper

The EU-funded mPower team based within the Southern Heath and Social Care Trust is currently providing most of the Care Homes within the Trust’s region with a pre-loaded digital device allowing residents to stay connected to family, to clinicians and to the outdoors.     mPower uses digital interventions to enable older people in remote […]

Camlough brothers’ Santa abseil for Cancer Focus NI

Camlough brothers Santa abseil for Cancer Focus NI - The Fab Five - Newry online

South Armagh brothers Eoin (17) and Conor (12) Sands took part in Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s Santa Abseil at Belfast Castle recently and raised over £1,500 for the charity.     The brothers were motivated to take part in the fun seasonal fundraiser because their dad was diagnosed with cancer around Christmas time in 2011. […]

Savers in Northern Ireland receive Help to Save bonus payment

Savers in Northern Ireland receive Help to Save bonus payment - Newry Newspapers

More than 2000 savers in Northern Ireland have earned their first Help to Save bonus payment, each receiving an average of £358 in time for Christmas, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can reveal.     Help to Save is the UK government-backed saving scheme.     It was launched in September 2018 to help those […]

Justice Minister welcomes prison virtual visits over Christmas

Justice Minister welcomes prison virtual visits over Christmas - NI prisons

Justice Minister Naomi Long has welcomed the Prison Service’s decision to run a number of virtual visits on Christmas Day – a first for the Service.      The Minister also commended prison staff for their work to support people in their care through the pandemic with over 25,000 virtual visits taking place since their […]

Paws for Thought: Campaign aims to raise awareness around illegally bred dogs

Paws for Thought campaign aims to raise awareness around illegally bred dogs - Newry news

‘Paws for Thought’ before considering buying a puppy… that’s the message set out in a new campaign to raise awareness of what to look out for when buying a puppy.     The multi-agency campaign aims to raise awareness ahead of potentially increased demand for puppies coming up to Christmas. It is being supported by […]

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