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Image for news article Updated visiting arrangements confirmed

General, Health

Updated visiting arrangements confirmed

The Department of Health has confirmed changes to visiting arrangements for all care settings from Monday 1 March. The four UK Chief Medical Officers have recommended that the Regional Alert Level should move back from Level...

Image for news article Enjoy the weekend – but stay Covid free

General, Health

Enjoy the weekend – but stay Covid free

Enjoy the weekend but keep yourselves and others safe. That’s the message to the public from Health Minister Robin Swann. The Minister said: “The fight against Covid-19 is moving in the right direction, thanks to efforts of...

Image for news article Minister hails care home vaccination programme

General, Health

Minister hails care home vaccination programme

The drive to administer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine across all of Northern Ireland’s care homes has been completed, Health Minister Robin Swann has confirmed. Trust vaccination teams have been visiting care homes since...

Image for news article Urgent action need on Policing numbers - Nesbitt

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Urgent action need on Policing numbers - Nesbitt

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Policing Board representative, Mike Nesbitt MLA, has called for urgent action to resolve a crisis which is developing with regard to Policing numbers, which are already almost 500 below what the...

Image for news article Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland

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Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland

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...

Image for news article Swann announces expansion of asymptomatic testing

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Swann announces expansion of asymptomatic testing

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a number of new initiatives to test people who do not have symptoms for Covid-19. This expanded ‘asymptomatic testing programme’ will substantially increase testing for Covid-19 to the benefit of...

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