WE CANNOT LET OUR GUARD DOWN: MINISTER HUMPHREYS

12 December 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

“It’s great to get back to some semblance of normality”. Those were the first thoughts of Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD as she arrived at the Ulster Canal Stores in Clones on Friday to launch an expansion of the Meals on Wheels service. The Canal Stores houses a lace museum and visitor centre as well as a bistro, but these have remained closed to the public because of the Covid pandemic.

However a meals on wheels service was able to continue to operate at the centre. The purchase of a new van by Clones Development Society with a government grant has enabled the staff to expand the delivery of meals into surrounding villages (see full report on page 30). The photocall launching the vehicle was socially distanced and Covid-19 guidelines were observed, with participants wearing masks inside…

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