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New Covid-19 self-isolation rules for Northern Ireland

From today (July 4) the self-isolation rules for people in Northern Ireland who test positive for Covid-19 have changed. Adults who test positive are advised to avoid contact with others for five days after the test or from the day symptoms started. As children tend...


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Newspread deals another blow to struggling retailers

News retailers on both sides of the Irish border are being hit with another rise in overheads, after wholesaler and distributor Newspread announced a weekly surcharge of €2.20 in the Republic and £2 in Northern Ireland. In a letter to retailers, Newspread blames the...


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Fed retailer’s TV interview on carrier bag levy

Fed member Judith Mercer was recently interviewed by Ulster TV on the increased carrier bag levy that was put in place in Northern Ireland on Friday, April 1. The levy increased from 5p to 25p, with the Stormont government stating the profits would be used to fund...


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Carrier Bag Levy to Increase in Northern Ireland

From April 1, 2022, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) will increase the carrier bag levy to 25 pence for all bags priced at £5 or less. In new moves to further protect the environment and encourage consumers to reuse their carrier...


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Northern Ireland Covid Restrictions Lifted

On Tuesday 15 February, all remaining Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland will be lifted. These rules include the use of Covid certificates in nightclubs, face coverings in public spaces, track and trace requirements and the cap on thirty people allowed in private...


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