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.

Health Minister highlights danger of fake and unlicensed COVID-19 medicines

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned of the danger of using unlicensed prescription medicines for the treatment of Covid-19.     The Minister said, “My Department’s Medicines Regulatory Group has been made aware that unlicensed anti-viral drugs have been illegally imported into Northern Ireland.     “This fake medicine claims to be for the treatment […]

£4m support package Creative Support Fund announced

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Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has today announced the Creative Support Fund will reopen on 31 July with a £4m support package for the arts, creative industries and cultural sector.     Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister said, “Today I am announcing further details on the opening of a £4 million funding package designed […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Poots encourages more recycling during Newry visit

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Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has encouraged households and businesses to recycle more as the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the waste sector with many challenges.     During a tour of family-run business Re-Gen Waste Ltd in Newry, Co Down, Minister Poots met with Managing Director Joseph Doherty and senior management.     They discussed […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Innovative service helps COVID-19 patients on road to recovery

A leading Northern Ireland health charity has established the first community support service for survivors of Covid-19. The Covid-19 Recovery Service, which has been set up by NI Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS), will help survivors deal with the physical and psychological problems caused by the illness. It will also assist them in building up […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Current estimate of ‘R Number’ revealed

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The Department of Health continues to publish the Covid-19 reproduction number on a weekly basis. The current estimate of R is 0.5 – 1.0.     R represents the number of individuals who, on average, will be infected by a single person with the infection.  Article continues below: R does not have a fixed value […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Update on additional support measures for children this summer

Details on resources available to schools this summer to support children have been outlined by Education Minister, Peter Weir.   Around 50 schools are running activities during July and August.     Resources for schools include support for online resources to assist children going into Year 7 in the development of their literacy and numeracy […]

July visiting arrangements for Southern Trust hospitals and homes

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has set out the new visiting arrangements following the announcement by Health Minister, Robin Swann, that changes to visiting across all care settings would come into place. The revised arrangements support people to visit their loved ones in hospitals and care homes while balancing the ongoing risk from […]

Newry Omniplex Cinema set to reopen: Here’s all you need to know

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Safety Measures Will Include ‘In-Cinema Seat Separation’. Embed from Getty Images   Omniplex has announced the phased re-opening of their cinemas across Northern Ireland with five locations opening on Friday 17 July in; Newry, Craigavon, Dundonald, Kennedy Centre, and Lisburn.        In order for staff and guests to enjoy a safe cinema trip, Omniplex […]

HMRC invites hospitality industry to register for Eat Out to Help Out

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Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to a new government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out.   The Eat Out to Help Out registration page went live this week on GOV.UK, allowing businesses to join the […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Poots praises dedication of Rural Support

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Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has praised the work of Rural Support after he met recently with new Rural Support CEO, Veronica Morris and Rural Support Chair, John Thompson. At the meeting, Minister Poots was presented with the findings of a recent survey undertaken by Rural Support into farming pressures, which saw almost 500 farm business […]


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