ALONE welcomes the introduction of banking supports for older people restricted by cocooning measures

 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed measures taken by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) to assist older people who are cocooning with banking. The five main retail banks have introduced free phone numbers to offer assistance and advice to older customers required to stay at home amid the COVID-19 […]

Coeliac Society Of Ireland Teams Up With Promise Gluten Free To Deliver Free Covid-19 Care Packs To Cocooning Members

“Drive to Care” comes after house-bound members feared they wouldn’t be able to get gluten free products during lockdown. Society also liaising with local help organisations throughout Ireland where members require further assistance. The Coeliac Society of Ireland is teaming up with baked goods brand Promise Gluten Free to deliver free food packs to hundreds […]

Children More Interested In Taking Physical Exercise Than Many Adults Might Think

Surprising as it may be to some, it would appear that children of primary school age and older have a significantly deeper interest in taking physical exercise than many adults might realise. That is a belief shared by banana importers Fyffes who, because of Covid-19 school closure regulations, have taken their ‘Fit Squad’ programme of […]

#WhatIMiss – Ombudsman for Children asks how lockdown is affecting young people

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) has today launched #WhatIMiss, a social media campaign inviting young people to share their views and opinions on how the Covid-19 crisis and the lockdown is affecting them. The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon said: “#WhatIMiss is about hearing directly from young people. “The past few weeks have […]

#BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and every day. WHO recommends all […]

Ten ways to keep active at home during COVID-19 pandemic – Keeping active at home can help you to stay healthy, improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety

Regular physical activity is important for all of us to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Institute of Public Health. Staying physically active at home can help to maintain our physical health and reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety that are common at this time of heightened uncertainty. Guidelines recommend that […]

Reuse while staying Safe at Home

Tips for circular economy continuity during this time of uncertainty   All of us are coming to terms with the new reality of social distancing and getting to grips with how best to avoid contamination of ourselves and those around us. While we need to be vigilant about COVID-19 (coronavirus), we also need to find […]

Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19

Researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) have found that taking Vitamin D supplements may enhance resistance to respiratory infections such as Covid-19, or limit the severity of the illness for those that do become infected. Dr Daniel McCartney (TU Dublin) and Dr Declan Byrne (St. James’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Trinity), co-authors […]

SEAT starts the production of emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities

SEAT has started the production of emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. The device has been authorised by the Spanish Agency of Medicine for clinic investigation and the daily production volume will be constantly adjusted with the authorities according to demand to avoid unnecessary stocks. The company will […]

2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May.   Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. […]

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