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Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

29-01-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

06-02-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Blast from the Past Vintage Run

Blast from the Past Vintage Run

20-02-2022 12:00 pm
£10.00
NI Digital Marketing Conference

NI Digital Marketing Conference

24-02-2022 8:00 am -1:00 pm
£35 Non Members/ Free Members
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

06-03-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Sustaining and Building Cross Border Co-Operation and Trade

Sustaining and Building Cross Border Co-Operation and Trade

09-03-2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
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Foster and Allen

Foster and Allen

16-03-2022 8:00 pm -10:30 pm
St Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick's Day Parade

17-03-2022 - 17-01-2022
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

26-03-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

03-04-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

30-04-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

01-05-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

28-05-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

05-06-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

25-06-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

03-07-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

30-07-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

25-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
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Iúr Cinn Fleadh

26-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

27-08-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

27-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

28-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

29-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

24-09-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

29-10-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

26-11-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
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Health Minister Robin Swann has proposed to reduce self-isolation for those with Covid-19 from 10 to 7 days subject to a negative LFD test on day six and a second negative LFD test taken at least 24 hours later on day seven. This change is expected to take place from tomorrow 31 December and further details will be announced.

Following a meeting today of the Stormont Executive, agreement was made to not introduce any further Covid-19 related restrictions.

PCR testing and the new guidance for testing was also discussed. There has been a significant increase in testing requirements and the Executive encourage everyone to follow the latest guidance and only book a PCR if necessary. Anyone with symptoms should isolate immediately and book a test in the normal way. The latest advice is available at WWW.PUBLICHEALTH.HSCNI.NET

With Omicron becoming the dominant variant of Covid-19 the daily infection rate has increased dramatically in the last week to a point where it accounts for around 90 per cent of cases here.

While there remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron, there is some encouragement from initial research which suggests it may be less severe than the Delta variant in terms of the proportion of infected people requiring hospitalisation although he high infection rate of Omicron will ultimately lead to more hospitalisations and additional pressures on hospitals.

The Executive spokesperson said "Widespread community transmission will inevitably lead to more staff absences in essential services and so it is important not to drop our guard and that everyone continues to make safer choices to keep themselves and others safe.

"In particular, we want people to remain cautious and enjoy the New Year as safely as possible. That means taking a lateral flow test if you intend to meet up with others. Meet outdoors if possible or in well ventilated rooms if meeting indoors and limit the number of people you come into contact with."

At present there is a sufficient supply of lateral flow tests in NI with Community pharmacies and other collection sites being replenished regularly. You can also order a LFD test online for home delivery. Due to high demand, tests may be released in batches throughout the day on the online home delivery service. If you are not able to order tests immediately you should check again regularly throughout the day.

The spokesperson added "We all have a part to play in slowing the spread of Omicron. Getting vaccinated and taking up the booster is a vital defence against both transmission and serious disease and the rapid uptake of booster doses remains a key Executive priority. Almost 50 per cent of the population aged 12 and over have received a booster or third dose of the vaccine.

"We are deeply indebted to all our healthcare teams in the vaccination centres, GP practices and local pharmacies for once again stepping up and delivering the vaccines and booster jabs.

"We also acknowledge the sacrifices made by so many families over the holidays, who scaled back on previous plans and reduced the size of their family gatherings to keep themselves and others safe. We ask everyone to continue to limit gatherings to a maximum of three households.

"This is no doubt a difficult time for our businesses and we recognise the ongoing impact the current situation is having, particularly on the hospitality and events sectors. We thank everyone who continues to work with us and is doing everything they can to limit the spread of the virus. We will continue to press the Westminster Government for the necessary funding to enable us to provide support through this challenging time."

The Executive is also calling on people to work from home where possible.

With levels of COVID-19 in the community at the highest rate they have ever been, the Executive advise that anyone with symptoms isolates immediately and book a PCR test.  Booking slots are made available at stages throughout the day and people are encouraged to retry should they not get a test slot immediately.  You should continue to isolate until you have received the results of your test. If the test is positive, you must complete your isolation period.

Recommendations

  • Get your first and second vaccines doses, and get your booster;
  • Work from home if possible;
  • Limit your social contacts;
  • Meet outdoors when possible;
  • If meeting indoors, make sure the rooms are well ventilated;
  • Wear a face covering in crowded indoor spaces;
  • Take a lateral flow test before meeting others, and
  • Practise good hand and respiratory hygiene.
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