AQW 8669/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what COVID-19 testing is provided for domiciliary care and other community health workers. Minister of Health: Testing in Northern Ireland continues to be a vital tool in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current position is that all Health and Social Care (HSC) … Continue reading AQW 8669/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

AQW 11063/17-22 – COVID-19 testing for HSC staff

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when AQW 8669/17-22 will be answered. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Testing in Northern Ireland continues to be a vital tool in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current position is that all Health and Social Care (HSC) staff who are symptomatic (or … Continue reading AQW 11063/17-22 – COVID-19 testing for HSC staff

AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what evaluation has been carried out into the risk of a mutated form of COVID-19 from mink. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: The public health implications of recent findings of mink-specific variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Danish mink farms are being assessed urgently at international … Continue reading AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the total number of incidents of COVID-19 there have been in schools; and (ii) how many schools have had more than one case. Minister of Education: The Public Health Agency (PHA) has been collecting data on the number of COVID school … Continue reading AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

AQW 8670/17-22 – Public Health Agency Telephone Services

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what telephone answering resources are available to the Public Health Agency. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: PHA Reception can be contacted at 0300 555 0114 for Public Health Agency Headquarters and for all PHA sites apart from the Lisburn office, which can be contacted … Continue reading AQW 8670/17-22 – Public Health Agency Telephone Services

AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education, given the current recommendation for social distancing, how he plans to address the need for pupils in ASD units to receive personal and intimate care throughout the school day. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere to Public Health Authority (PHA) guidance on … Continue reading AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units and learning support units, where many of the issues can only be addressed by safe handling by adults employed in these units. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere … Continue reading AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units