After a number of weeks in ‘lock-down’, where countries across the globe implemented different measures to combat Covid-19, we are finally beginning to see a glimmer of hope as restrictions are slowly starting to ease.
In some countries, students are going back to school, people are slowly returning to work and in the hospitality industry, we are delighted to see hotels beginning to re-open their Golf Courses!
As always, we want to share the good news stories we’ve seen across the week to shine a light on the incredible initiatives and gestures of good will that continue to bring people together, despite being physically apart.
How different countries are easing lock-down measures:
Countries across Europe have started to ease their lockdown measures, with different countries implementing different ‘phasing strategies’. While different countries are lifting restrictions at different speeds, we are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as we begin to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and life after lockdown.
Encouraging news for Hospitality and Tourism:
- The World Travel & Tourism Council have released a collection of worldwide procedures in order for the sector to begin again.
- Golf Courses begin to re-open across Ireland and the UK – while maintaining strict social distancing, of course! Adare Manor, Carton House, Nailcote Hall, Rudding Park and a number of Classic British Hotels are among Avvio customers opening their courses and we wish them the best of luck!
- International Nurses Day brought together thousands across the world in honour to the frontline healthcare workers.
- Over 50 Postal staff in Drogheda, Co Louth, gathered outside of their sorting office to perform ‘Ireland’s Call’ and have managed to raise almost €14,000 for Drogheda Hospital.
- A Covid antibody test has been approved by health officials in England which will potentially aid in controlling the virus.
- Italian researchers claim to have developed a vaccine that could potentially kill coronavirus. They are predicting to start human trials after summer.
Charity in the community
- RTE’s Late Late Show have helped raised a whooping 2 million euro in donations from across Ireland for Pieta, a charity in Ireland supporting mental health issues.
- The Fair Play Cafe in Dublin has increased their free lunch scheme to provide 150 healthy packed lunches each day for vulnerable cocooning in their community.
- Talented photographer Katie Kavanagh has launched the charity fundraiser ‘Doortraits’ which aims to take 200 portraits of families at their front door throughout lockdown. Katie is raising money for Purple House Cancer Support. Following the launch of this initiative, Katie has inspired other photographers across the country to join in.
Here are a few of our favourite tweets this week
#Allinthistogether #Supportlocalbusiness #Selfisolationhelpmoments #StayHomeSaveLives #SocialDistancing #HappyAtHome