Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

ALONE welcomes publication of HSE Winter Plan 2020/21

September 24th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed publication of the HSE’s Winter Plan for 2020/21. The organisation also supports the implementation of the Home First approach, which aims to provide home support packages to people with complex needs such as older people, and sees this as a positive step in enabling older people to age at home on their own terms.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for COVID-19 tests before flight departures

September 24th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have called for the development and implementation of routine COVID-19 testing for passengers boarding flights out of the country, as an alternative to quarantine measures upon arrival at their destination. The Association believe that this will help to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus and work towards re-establishing global air connectivity after a difficult six months for the travel industry.
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ALONE thanks volunteers and organisations for their support during COVID-19

September 21st, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wish to offer their sincere thanks to all volunteers, donors and partner organisations for their continued support for ALONE’s work with older people. As the organisation celebrates National Volunteer Week this week, the organisation believes that it is important to highlight the important work carried out by its volunteers since the arrival of COVID-19 in Ireland.
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ALONE welcomes the intricacies of six-month Resilience Recovery plan

September 16th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the medium-term approach to COVID-19 as outlined by the Government earlier today. Currently the whole country is at a Level 2 status, with the exception of Dublin which has additional measures at Level 2, depending on the number of cases in the city and county over the next week. Level 2 means that those aged 70 and older and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgment regarding the extent to which they engage with others in and outside the home. Specific guidance is yet to be provided.
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Irish Travel Agents Association statement regarding Resilience Recovery plan

September 15th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have expressed their disappointment in relation to the Government’s six month Resilience and Recovery plan for living with COVID-19, stating that nothing has changed regarding the current situation for the Irish travel sector.
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ALONE highlights increased loneliness among older people as COVID-19 pandemic continues

September 10th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to reach out to older people in their lives who may be feeling particularly isolated at the moment due to the current COVID-19 guidelines. The organisation is concerned by the negative impact of loneliness on older people’s mental health, and is asking the public to continue to reach out and stay in touch with their older relatives, neighbours and friends.
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Irish Travel Agents call for Government support for Irish travel sector

September 9th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government to provide supports for travel agents who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ITAA have consistently voiced their concerns regarding the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on travel agents throughout the country, and are calling for assistance from Government in the form of measures such as wage subsidies and grants to help repair some of the damage to Irish travel businesses in the wake of the pandemic.
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ALONE cautions members of the public to stay mindful of older people

September 3rd, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to be vigilant of older people who may be feeling particularly vulnerable as children go back to school this week, as we are seeing more activity and movement from families. The organisation welcomes continued updates on the current guidelines for older people from Government, while encouraging a more long-term plan to be identified and mapped out for future expectations.
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Irish Travel Agents Association postpone Annual Conference until April 2021

August 27th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, has rescheduled its Annual Conference to take place from the 8th to the 10th of April, 2021 in line with current COVID-19 safety measures.  The ITAA Annual Conference was scheduled to take place this year in Évora, Portugal from the 15th to the 18th of October, however to ensure the safety and comfort of all delegates the ITAA Board and the Portuguese Tourist Office in Dublin have made the difficult decision to postpone the Conference until April 2021.
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ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

August 26th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current system to protect future generations, as well as those currently in receipt of pensions.
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