AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether the £500 COVID-19 special recognition payment to Health and Social Care workers will be determined as income for claimants of Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits. Minister for Communities: I am fully supportive of the payment of COVID-19 related support grants to workers … Continue reading AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether amounts of the Pfizer vaccine have been dumped by Health and Social Care Trusts because the numbers of people invited for vaccine at the end of shifts did not match up to the anticipated supply required with no standby list being contacted to … Continue reading AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health why larger numbers of vaccines for COVID-19 cannot be provided with a specific delivery date in advance so that proper planning and coordination can be done with primary care practices. Minister of Health: The vaccines are received via Public Health England before being stored … Continue reading AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 15829/17-22 – Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, given the current restrictions on opening of businesses and premises, for her assessment of the practice of allowing three working days to collect additional supporting evidence and lodge an appeal against a decision on eligibility to the Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme. Minister … Continue reading AQW 15829/17-22 – Coronavirus Restrictions Business Support Scheme

AQW 12876/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations Funeral Directors

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations to funeral directors. Minister of Health: The member will be aware that funeral directors, morticians, embalmers and funeral workers have been given priority for access to vaccination. ENDS

AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what prioritisation is being given to COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers delivering care to children of key workers. Minister of Health: Vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading AQW 12614/17-22 – COVID-19 vaccination of childcare workers

AQW 15325/17-22 – Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy (i) whether the Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant has been closed prematurely due to a shortage of funds; and (ii) what bid for additional funds have been made in order that the grant may be reopened. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The … Continue reading AQW 15325/17-22 – Covid-19 Productive Investment Capital Grant

AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what instructions have been issued to staff carrying out TB inspections regarding the wearing of protective equipment in compliance with COVID-19 regulations. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic DAERA staff carrying out … Continue reading AQW 15324/17-22 – TB inspections