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.

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.      […]

New £19.6m research into treatment and diagnosis of long COVID | Newry Times

New research into treatment and diagnosis of long COVID - Newry Times - newry news today

Thousands of people suffering from long COVID will benefit from new research programmes backed by £19.6 million to help better understand the condition, improve diagnosis and find new treatments.     An extensive programme of 15 new research studies, backed by government funding through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will allow researchers across […]

Interim vaccine certificates available to download | Newry Times

Interim vaccine certificates available to download - Newry Times - newry news facebook

The interim vaccine certification process is being updated to enable users to download their vaccine certificates at home.     The current process is transitioning to the planned CCS (COVID Certification Service) and the first phase commenced over the weekend for all new COVID Certificate requests.     Anyone travelling from Northern Ireland between 20 […]

‘Spike in cases is concerning’ – Swann | Newry Times

‘Spike in cases is concerning’ – Swann - Newry Times - newry news online

Health Minister Robin Swann has expressed concern following a sharp increase in cases in Northern Ireland.     The Department of Health dashboard reported 1,083 new cases in the past 24 hours with the number of people testing positive over the past seven days now at 4,437.     Health Minister Robin Swann said, “We […]

Northern Ireland International Travel update: Changes from Monday 19 July | Newry Times

Northern Ireland International Travel update - Changes from Monday 19 July - Newry Times - newry news live

A number of changes to Northern Ireland’s international country travel lists have been confirmed and guidance for fully vaccinated passengers returning from Amber list countries has also been updated.     From 4 am on Monday 19 July, the following changes will be introduced.     Northern Ireland Green list Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Croatia and […]

Minister appeals to public on health service pressures | Newry Times

Minister appeals to public on health service pressures - Newry Times - newry newspaper online

Health Minister Robin Swann has urged the public to support health and social care staff as they continue to work through unprecedented pressures.     The Minister said hospital Emergency Departments remain under severe strain, reflecting pressures right across the Health and Social Care system. He said the system as a whole is struggling to […]

Vaccine jab appeal to young people – and their parents | Newry Times

Vaccine jab appeal to young people – and their parents - Newry Times - newry news today

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser have underlined the importance of as many people as possible getting vaccinated against Covid-19.     And they have appealed to young people in the 18-29 age group to come forward for their jabs.     Professor Sir Michael McBride and Professor Ian Young welcomed the […]

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