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While drafting my own office’s Covid-19 reopening policy, it occurred to me that every business that closed their doors would now be doing the same. I have decided to offer small businesses in Waterford an entirely FREE OF CHARGE call to discuss what they should consider and some guidance for putting a policy in place for their staff and customers.

It is intended to be a guide only and should not replace legal advice which some businesses may need. I hope to help you sift through the jargon. Reading through the government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol and finding where your business fits is not an easy task. Every business is different and how each business will deal with the reopening will be different too.

It’s our way to help get Waterford businesses back on their feet. If you wish to avail of this, please email below and we can schedule a suitable time for a phone call.

Suzanne, Parker Law
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The LCE webinar on the new HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol is now available as a free on demand webinar – please feel free to share the link with others on your site who may need to get up to speed on the requirements of the protocol.  Other clients are finding it a great way of ensuring senior management and crisis management teams are aware of the requirements.

HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol – Free Webinar

The HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol requires employers to appoint at least 1 Covid 19 Lead Worker who is charged with ensuring Covid 19 controls are adhered to in the place of work.  Covid 19 Lead Workers must be provided with relevant training to carry out this role - this course will enable attendees to competently carry out the role of Covid 19 Lead Worker

LCE– have developed a training programme for the Covid 19 Lead Worker Representative which is being presented every Wednesday in our virtual classroom – the course cost of €195 includes attendance at one monthly update webinar. Contact Karen@051 364344 for more details.

Think workplace safety… think LCE.ie

Frontline AV Live Streaming

If you have any upcoming events that you want to broadcast online, or maybe have an event cancelled, and you would like to discuss how to present it virtually, give us a call. We have all the solutions.

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Viking Hotel Office Space

We are also currently open for essential businesses accommodation on a room only, bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast basis at this time.

In addition; we are continuing to offer a take away service every Sunday from 12-3pm. Customers call up to 12pm on the Sunday to order and collect. Each customer is given a time slot so this works as a drive through and so is a non-contact service. Our menu changes weekly and we post on social media.

OfficeMaster Covid Signage

Do You Need COVID Signage?

We are offering a comprehensive range of COVID-19 signage, including:

  • Pull Up Banners - €115
  • Floor Graphics from €25
  • A1 A-Frame Posters - €12.95
  • Printing from .95c
  • Laminating from €1.50

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Senior walkingAs part of the Government’s easing of restrictions it was announced that those who had previously been cocooning can leave their houses for a drive or a walk within a 5km radius of their homes.

This news was broadly welcomed by those over 70 years of age or with underlying health conditions which put them at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, who had been unable to leave their homes since March 27th.

The easing of the restrictions means that over 70s can now go for a walk, as long as they adhere to social distancing, avoid contact with others, observe cough etiquette, not touch any surfaces when out and wash their hands when they return home.

Steven Tubbritt, Home Instead Senior Care Waterford welcomed the announcement. “It certainly has been hard on cocooners being confined to their homes. While many have had the help of family, neighbours, carers and volunteer groups with shopping and picking up prescriptions, not being able to get out for a short walk was particularly difficult to accept.”

However now that there are more over 70s enjoying their daily exercise routines again, Steven advises that people be mindful of older adults when out and about.

“We all need to practice social distancing, and particularly when we encounter an older person. If out jogging or walking please give them as much room as possible by moving out to the edge of the path or if safe to do so, step out onto the road. Trips and falls are a hazard amongst older people, so keep your distance and allow them to stay their course.”

The re-introduction of physical activity has many benefits, particularly to older adults. Light exercise can help prevent serious physical and emotional problems, such as depression, chronic conditions, and memory decline. Being physically active for just 20 minutes a day can not only improve strength and balance, it also improves mood and gives you more energy.

Steven added, “This is just one part of one phase in the road to lifting restrictions, but it is momentous for older people. However, as seniors still can’t go about their usual tasks of shopping or visiting friends and family, it’s vital to be there for them, both physical and emotionally. Whether it’s a visit to the shops, a phone call or dropping by for a chat at a safe distance, we still need to ensure their safety and well-being without jepordising their health.”

Families and carers should also consider contingency plans if their situation changes, such as arranging for a trusted neighbour or friend to help an elderly relative if they are unable to.

If you suspect that you or a loved one have COVID-19 call your local GP on the phone to ask for advice. Do not visit their surgery unannounced. You can also call the HSE Helpline on Call save 1850 24 1850 to seek advice & follow their instructions.

Home Instead Senior Care provides services to seniors in their own homes and is approved by the HSE. Its CAREGivers help clients maintain their independence by assisting them with activities of daily living such as personal care, meal preparation, laundry, shopping, and light housekeeping.

Home Instead Senior Care has taken a wide range of measures aimed at protecting its clients, staff and CAREGivers, in the face of COVID-19.

If you have any concerns about a senior relative during these challenging and unprecedented times you can call Home Instead Senior Care Waterford on 051 333966 or visit https://www.homeinstead.ie/

Nemeton WIT Filmmakers 2020This year’s group of talented emerging filmmakers from Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology’s Higher Diploma in Television Production will premiere their films LIVE on Facebook Traenáil Nemeton on the 14th of May at 7pm. And there are some really exciting films on show this year, all subtitled!

Well known fiddler and filmmaker Iarfhlaith Ó Domhnall takes us on a delightful musical journey through the stunning Blue Stack Mountains of his native South West Donegal. In this once vibrant Gaeltacht of Na Cruacha, Iarfhlaith finds traces of a rich music, song and storytelling culture.

In an era of #Metoo, what does it take to be a female Vice-President in a Students Union? In his documentary film Na hUachtaráin Óga, Galway director Feargal de Bhal meets the young leaders of IT Sligo and Technical University Dublin as they help students deal with the housing crisis and mental health issues.

In her short drama Comhlint Chroí writer and director Fiona Ní Chiadhra from County Meath explores the dilemmas of online dating. University student Ríona (played by brilliant newcomer Meg Ní Riain) is juggling work and study when a past online encounter comes back to haunt her.

Bás Beatha by Clare filmmaker Domhnall Ó Dubhlainn is a fascinating insight into the social and economic impact of Brexit on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Along with Scottish Politicians, we hear from teachers Marcas and Mòrbheinn Mhèinnearach, both Irish language and Scots Gaelic speakers living on Barra Island.

Éalú is an uplifting documentary produced by Séamus Ó Conchubhair from County Kilkenny and Jennifer Lynch from Cork city. The filmmakers explore the world of two migrants, Rodelyne from the Congo and Friday from Nigeria, who left their native countries to escape violence and find new lives in Ireland.

In An Taise young Bray filmmaker and musician Thomas Quill has directed a horror drama with surprising contemporary resonance. A deadly disease is spreading and there are terrible consequences for those who try to steal the cure. Thomas’s original music composition and sharp editing give his short film an eerie edge.

The Postgraduate Course in Television & Media Production is run by the Waterford Institute of Technology in association Nemeton TV, one of Ireland’s leading production companies, and Udarás na Gaeltachta. This course is widely regarded as the most industry-focused course in the media sector. The core belief is that our third level course is relevant, dynamic and genuinely prepares students for industry. The course has gained a high profile in the media industry and has an excellent employment record among course graduates. Films produced on the course are broadcast on TG4, screened at festivals around Ireland and have been winning the Best Irish Language Film at the National Student Media Awards every year since 2014.

This course runs from September 2020 to May 2021.

For more information visit nemeton.ie/training and WIT

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