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NWMF Covid-19 Information Pack

North West Migrants Forum have created an information pack for all things Covid-19 and the vaccine and it’s available now from our website: https://www.nwmf.org.uk/covid-updates/ NWMF Covid info pack  

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Craigavon Banbridge Volunteer Centre – DfC Covid19 Small Grants Funding Applications

Good news -The Department for Communities have released funding to support the volunteers working in the volunteer led community groups delivering against Covid-19. In our Council area Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Bureau will be delivering the scheme in partnership with Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council. Grants of up to £500 will be available to cover volunteer costs. (Subject to number of …

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Virus Experts Criticise “Superficial” Report on Hospital Discharges and Covid-19 in Care Homes

A report which found no correlation between hospital discharges of patients into care homes and Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes, in Northern Ireland, has been criticised by experts. The Detail teamed up with VIEW magazine to assess the Department of Health (DoH)-commissioned report, produced by Dr Niall Herity – a Belfast-based consultant cardiologist. Dr Herity sought to establish “if there …

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Department of Health – Community Pharmacy Vaccine Service Launches

Health Minister Robin Swann launches a new community pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination service. The new service will see almost 350 community pharmacies begin to administer the vaccine and will mean eligible members of the public will be able to avail of the vaccine at a location more local to them. At present this applies to those aged 50 years and over. . …

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Department of Health – SSE Arena taking bookings for Covid-19 Vaccine

People can now book their Covid-19 vaccine at the SSE Arena ahead of its opening on 29 March 2021. The SSE Arena will be a regional vaccination centre working alongside Trust centres and GP practices.  Community Pharmacists will also join the vaccination programme next week, bringing vaccinations to many local high streets. Head of the Vaccination Programme, Patricia Donnelly said: …

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Consultation on a New Strategy for Sport and Physical Activity

The Department for Communities has launched a new sport and physical activity strategy[1] for Northern Ireland to cover the next decade and beyond.  The new strategy builds on the successful foundations of the Sport Matters strategy which was published in 2009 and which continues to guide Government policy until the new strategy is agreed and put in place. The new …

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Dfc Minister Hargey Praises Vibrancy of Deaf Community

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has praised the vibrancy of the local Deaf community as Sign Language Week got underway. The Minister said: “My Department has a very close relationship with the local Deaf community and I am aware of just how much the community cherishes the rich vibrancy of Deaf culture and both of its languages – British Sign Language …

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Be a part of Census 2021 – How to Complete

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. The census gives us a picture of all the people and households in Northern Ireland. It gathers vital information that helps plan and fund public services, such as transport, education and health. By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you will help make sure your local area gets the services …

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