Northern Ireland: News - August 2020

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A phased reopening of Belfast City Council community centres will begin on Tuesday 1st September

30th August 2020

Eight centres will reopen their doors on September 1st with the remaining centres reopening in the weeks that follow. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. The first community centres to reopen to the public are: 1. Concorde 2. North Queen Street 3. Dee Street 4....

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New pop up park at Cathedral Gardens is now open!

27th August 2020

The city centre multifunctional space includes outdoor musical instruments, a swinging bridge, colourful mushrooms, a carpet of rainbow grass and an amazing spinning 'hamster' wheel. New seating and 'bendy' benches have also been installed so you can relax in the new and beautiful...

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Pupils returning to school will need significant emotional support

26th August 2020

Children will need significant emotional support as they return to school, Barnardo’s says, as a poll for the leading national children’s charity suggests hundreds of thousands of children could refuse to go while others feel nervous, upset and scared. The new poll suggests that the children...

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Gobbins Coastal Path reopening confirmed

24th August 2020

The world-famous Gobbins Coastal Path will reopen to the public next Tuesday, 1 September. Renowned as one of the most beautiful and dramatic tourist attractions in Europe, the exhilarating walk at Islandmagee has been awarded the coveted 'We're Good to Go' charter mark and now features...

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20th August 2020

Healthy Kidz is calling local schools to sign up to its new digital programme. Designed to provide an online platform that will encourage pupils to maintain healthy lifestyles inside and outside the classroom; it also provides a trustworthy resource for teachers to rely on during this time of uncertainty....

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‘Activate the app’ and help curb COVID-19

9th August 2020

The public in Northern Ireland is being urged to download and activate the new mobile phone StopCOVID NI app and encourage anyone they know to do so too. It will alert users if they have been in close contact with other users who have tested positive for COVID-19.   Download the app The...

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Public health advice underlined as shielding is paused

1st August 2020

Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has reiterated the key public health advice to all those who are stopping shielding. Shielding advice was issued to protect those with medical conditions that left them extremely vulnerable to Covid-19. Shielding is paused but the situation will be kept...

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