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# Isolation

Last year
Leading charity needs to double volunteer base due to 'endemic' loneliness among older people
‘People are very good, but unfortunately the demand is very high,’ said the ALONE CEO.
Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19
The US President had tested positive for Covid and returned to isolation on 30 July.
People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains
Testing is now being targeted at medically vulnerable people.
All time
UK cuts Covid isolation period to 7 days as Johnson says no more restrictions before Christmas
The rule change will allow thousands of people to see their families in time for Christmas.
Opinion: 'Covid left many feeling disregarded by society because they don’t live in a family unit'
Yvonne Barnes-Holmes says that the level of suffering created by a lack of social interaction is just beginning to emerge.
Putin says dozens of inner circle infected with coronavirus
The Russian leader said the infections were extensive.
Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining
The Irish Prison Service has “poor adherence” with laws on handling prisoner complaints, report finds.
Chelsea training disrupted as some players face 14-day quarantine after holidays
The quarantine period will prove a disruption to manager Frank Lampard’s pre-season plans.
'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
Only half of the calls made were answered.
Tips on handling the Covid-19 isolation from a solo sailor
Artist Pete Hogan has sailed solo around the world alone for long periods of time. He shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 lockdown and the isolation it has brought to many.
Nearly 50% of people don't know they need to isolate with less common Covid-19 symptoms
The ESRI study suggested that there was a significant gap in people’s knowledge of when to isolate.
Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again
Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.
A friend recommends: Dundalk's Brian Gartland on 'City of God' and his local hero's autobiography
The League of Ireland great recommends a Brazilian classic film and Jim Stynes’ book, as well as a light-hearted TV series and equally jovial podcast.
A friend recommends: Cork's Saoirse Noonan on 'Cheer' and 'The Power of Vulnerability'
The Cork dual star fires up Netflix and adds some new shows to our list.
A friend recommends: Meath's Mickey Burke on Narcos, nutrition and Niall Quinn's book
The Royal County fan favourite didn’t discover Netflix until the country started to self-isolate.
Love in the time of coronavirus: Texting all day? Going out for dinner on Zoom?
Whether it’s long-term love or a casual date, people are still searching for romance during this time.
From coffee ads to Michael Collins - delve into the IFI archive while in isolation
Give up yer aul Netflix and Disney+.
Simon Coveney: There is little certainty 'beyond Friday' about where planes will be flying to
The Tánaiste said that flights between Ireland and the UK would not be shut down.
'There's literally police patrolling the streets... Rugby is irrelevant at this point'
Irish players Ian Nagle and Mick Kearney were lucky to get out of Italy before the lockdown.
Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel
The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.
Coronavirus: Around 12,000 cases of infection as death toll rises to 259
The UK Foreign Office said that it was withdrawing its staff members based in China.
"Loneliness can take 4 to 5 years off you": how an arts-based service for older people in Wexford is looking to fight social isolation
The originally Dublin-based initiative is looking to expand to the rest of the country and help older people connect.
'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'
We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.
Chelsea's longest-serving player wants to leave - having never played a competitive game for them
25-year-old goalkeeper Matej Delac has been at Stamford Bridge since 2010.
The amazing story of how a little girl from Dublin finally met Katie Taylor five years after seeing her in hospital
A newborn baby pushes a tiny, fascinating Scottish island's population to 105 (we think)
A medieval massacre, a mysterious German artist landlord, and a world-first in renewable energy are just some of the interesting features of the Isle of Eigg.
Poland at risk of isolation in the EU as it opts to become 'complete outsider'
The Polish government was the only country to oppose the appointment of Donald Tusk as the bloc’s President.
Norwegian mass murderer makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime
Breivik has a three-cell complex where he can play video games and watch television on two sets.
'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'
Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.
Police investigate after man "held in isolation" at parents home for 30 years
The man has been taken to a psychiatric hospital and German police are investigating whether his parents did anything wrong.
Teenage boy held in 'lock-up for 24 hours without even a shirt on his back'
The High Court was told today alleged confinement at the youth detention centre stems from what can only be described as a riot.
'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'
Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.
The British nurse who fought off Ebola last year is now 'critically ill' again
Pauline Cafferkey’s condition deteriorated further today, her hospital said in a statement.
Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose
Social media keeps us connected to each another but disconnected from the truth.
Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?
Hoarding is far from rare, and yet it remains largely misunderstood.
Scottish Ebola patient "doing as well as can be expected"
It’s reported that a second patient is now being assessed for signs of Ebola.
"It's not science-based" - Nurse who treated Ebola patients refuses to be quarantined
The state of Maine is considering a court order to detain Kaci Hickox.
Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health
Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.
Opinion: These are places men can come together to find purpose and friendship
Men’s Sheds are places for men who want to do something positive with their time to share their knowledge, experience, ideas, creativity and skills.
"My nieces and nephews are demanding their inheritance now"
The first six months of 2014 saw more than 12,000 calls made to the Senior Help Line.