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Image for news article We cannot ease up in our fightback – Health Minister

General, Health

We cannot ease up in our fightback – Health Minister

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...

Image for news article Travel Corridor Suspended

General, Health

Travel Corridor Suspended

The UK Government has announced that it is to suspend the travel corridor system until at least 15 February. This will come into effect from 4am on Monday 18 January. Travel corridors operate on a four-nation...

Image for news article Revised visiting guidance comes into effect today

General, Health

Revised visiting guidance comes into effect today

The Department of Health has published revised guidance on visiting care settings, which comes into effect from Friday 15 January. In response to the levels of Covid-19 transmissions across the country, the four UK Chief Medical Officers...

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General, Health

New Rapid Test for Emergency Departments

A new rapid test for Covid-19 is rolling out to all Trust Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland in the coming week. Described as an important development, the Lumira DX is a rapid nasal swab test that...

Image for news article PM`s remarks stretch incredulity to the limit – Aiken

General, Economy, Europe

PM`s remarks stretch incredulity to the limit – Aiken

Responding to the Prime Minister`s remarks in the House of Commons describing disruption to trade across the Irish Sea Border as ‘teething problems’, Ulster Unionist leader, Steve Aiken OBE MLA, said: “Remarks today by the Prime...

Image for news article Butler responds to AQE transfer test cancellation

Education

Butler responds to AQE transfer test cancellation

Responding to an announcement that the AQE test has been cancelled, UUP Education spokesperson, Robbie Butler MLA said:  “Now that a definitive statement has been made by AQE to cancel the test it is vital that...

Image for news article Beggs welcome changes to Taxi support scheme

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Beggs welcome changes to Taxi support scheme

Roy Beggs MLA, the Ulster Unionist member who highlighted the injustice of the initial Taxi Driver COVID Support scheme at the Infrastructure Committee, has welcomed the latest Taxi Driver Support scheme reported to the committee...

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