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Travelling to Australia this summer?

Travel restrictions You can only travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia will need to have an […]

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Travelling to NZ this summer?

The New Zealand border is closed ! The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers wanting to travel to New Zealand by either air or sea. link There are some exceptions to the closure There are two reasons why you might be allowed to travel and enter NZ while the border is […]

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Travelling to the USA this summer?

With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below. link. Entry into the US is restricted for those travelling from Ireland, the UK, Schengen […]

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Travelling to Europe this summer?

The information below is accurate at the time of writing. Albania Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, 2020. The Government of Albania has declared that only European Union residents and nationals are eligible to board these outbound flights to the EU at this time. This restriction does not apply to passengers traveling to Serbia or […]

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Food Allergens

See our recently added Useful Information section in our home page or click the link here to see our page on Food Allergens Overview Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive […]

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The Hypodermic Needle

This day in 1801 the inventor of the hypodermic needle, Francis Rynd, was born in Dublin, Ireland into a privileged family. He entered the prestigious Trinity College to study medicine at the age of 16 and then interned in the charitable Meath Hospital who looked after the poor of Dublin, where he worked free of […]

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The immune system

What is an immune system? How does the body fight infection? When germs, such as bacteria or viruses, invade the body, they attack and proliferate. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness. The immune system uses several tools to fight infection. Blood contains red blood cells, for carrying oxygen to tissues and organs, […]

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What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Self isolation and quarantine are both practices used to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Self-isolation Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. You need to do this if you have symptoms of coronavirus. This is to stop other people from getting it. You will need to self-isolate: if you have┬ásymptoms of […]