Tag Archives: lockdown

Care homes should come out of lockdown more slowly than rest of country on July 19, SAGE says

Care homes should come out of lockdown more slowly than rest of country on July 19 and curbs like mask-wearing and two-metre distancing should be released more gradually, SAGE recommends Urged ministers to lift care home curbs incrementally rather than all at once Group said emergence of new variants gave it cause for concern despite… Read More »

Life after lockdown: Mental health experts share five tips for those anxious about restrictions easing

As restrictions are beginning to ease many people may be feeling anxious about re-entering the world.  ue to this, St Patrick’s mental health services has released tips on how to ease these feelings of anxiety and worry as part of its Walk in My Shoes campaign.  Mental health experts recommend that those who are feeling overwhelmed should adjust to… Read More »

WA plunged into snap three-day lockdown

Victoria has declared Perth a “red zone” and anyone entering the state from the Western Australia capital will have to quarantine for 14 days. Other states and territories have also announced restrictions on people travelling from WA after Premier Mark McGowan sent the Perth and Peel regions into a three day lockdown amid a COVID-19… Read More »

Qld’s broken lockdown promise

Less than two weeks after Queensland’s top doctor promised there would be no more citywide lockdowns, health authorities have backflipped – instating a three-day lockdown and hinting it could be extended. On March 19, chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said in the event of any future clusters, only the state’s most vulnerable people would… Read More »

‘Vaccines alone won’t get out us out of lockdown cycle – we need border control’

I hear people saying over and over again in interviews their greatest fear is that when restrictions are eased we’ll get another spike of ­infections and a further lockdown. So how do we dodge them? We’re pinning our hopes on our exemplary vaccination rollout and it is undoubtedly bringing hospital admissions and deaths down. But… Read More »