Category archives for: Coronavirus

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“We cannot ease up in our fightback” – Health Minister Robin Swann

We cannot ease up in our fightback – Health Minister Robin Swann - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry News

“We cannot ease up in our fightback”. That was the message from Health Minister Robin Swann as Northern Ireland’s most recent Covid-19 figures were announced and as hospitals here prepare for the full brunt of the latest surge.     Minister Swann said, “As I opened today’s Covid-19 daily report my heart sank.     […]

Northern Ireland Covid-19 vaccination programme published

Covid-19 Northern Ireland vaccination programme published - Coronavirus Newry - Newry Times News

The Department of Health has published the phased plan for NI’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.     The Northern Ireland model for vaccine deployment has been designed to be pragmatic, agile and flexible.     As has been repeatedly emphasised, the rate of progress will be dependent on the availability of vaccines, supplied as part of […]

Domiciliary Care workers set to get Covid-19 vaccine

Domiciliary Care workers set to get Covid-19 vaccine - Coronavirus Newry

Domiciliary care workers and independent sector staff will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine from this week.     Chief Social Worker Sean Holland has confirmed that domiciliary care workers and those working in the independent sector will be able to book an available appointment for vaccination at one of the Trust vaccination centres […]

Surge in demand at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital “demonstrates need for protection of services”

Surge in demand at Newry's Daisy Hill Hospital "demonstrates need for protection of services" - Newry news

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has described as ‘deeply concerning’ the images circulating online of ambulances queued outside Daisy Hill Hospital during the night of Saturday 9 January.     The South Armagh representative said, “The sight of ambulances queued up outside the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital is very concerning.     “Unfortunately, […]

Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme (NSESS): Minister extends closing date for £3,500 grant

Dodds welcomes £213m support package for businesses - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced an amendment to the criteria for the Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme (NSESS) and an extension to the closing date.     The NSESS, which opened on 3 December, was due to close on 7 January 2021.     The closing date has now been extended to Friday 5 February […]

Roll out of Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme to commence

Roll out of Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme to commence - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry news pubs

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced further details in regards to the Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme.     The Minister said, “Our hospitality industry has been hugely impacted as a result of Covid Health Regulations and amongst those hardest hit are those traditional pubs only serving alcohol.     “These establishments have been required […]

New phase in Covid-19 vaccination programme “is a game-changer”

Vaccine roll out for Trust staff continues - Newry Coronavirus news

This week Northern Ireland has begun a new phase in its Covid-19 vaccination programme with GPs starting to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to patients aged 80 and over.     Early indications show that yesterday 397 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine were deployed in 13 GP surgeries on the first day of the Primary Care […]

Translink Bus and Rail Services to operate ‘reduced timetable’ during Covid-19 restrictions

Changes to public transport provision during Covid-19 restrictions - Coronavirus Newry news

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has approved adjustments to public transport services during the period of new Covid-19 restrictions.     From Monday 11 January 2021, Translink Bus and Rail Services will operate a reduced timetable of essential services.     Minister Mallon says, “As we continue our fight against the Covid-19 outbreak and people are […]

How you can support the Health Service During this Critical Winter

How you can support the Health Service During this Critical Winter - Newry Daisy Hill Hospital Southern Trust - Newry news

In what has been a particularly difficult 2020, Health and Social Care services are now facing unprecedented pressures in the face of a global pandemic, combined with traditional winter pressures.      Sharon Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board, urges the public to continue to support efforts to keep the service […]

New Translink advice to customers as tighter Covid restrictions introduced from Boxing Day

New Translink advice to customers as tighter Covid restrictions introduced from Boxing Day - Newry bus times

With the recently announced tighter COVD-19 restrictions coming into effect from Boxing Day, Translink is advising passengers to plan ahead and regularly check the website, social media or use the Journey Planner for the latest timetable information.     Translink also reminds all those travelling cross-border to book online in advance.     Current arrangements […]

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