Portaferry Community Covid19 Help

We are currently living in unprecedented times with this Coronavirus affecting our planet. If you live in the Portaferry area and need help then see below for further details.


Coronavirus Update

The Government is texting people across the UK to inform them of the new rules announced by the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020. This has been made possible thanks to the co-operation of mobile phone operators.

The message reads:

New rules in force now: you must stay at home.
More info & exemptions at gov.uk/coronavirus
Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.”

Coronavirus Guidance

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the new guidance for self-isolation following the decision to move from the containment to the delay phase for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The move from containment to delay is timely as we have now seen our first cases of community transmission in Northern Ireland – three of the nine new cases published today. This was expected and highlights the importance of the additional guidance that has been put in place to reduce the spread in our community.

The main implication of these changes is the requirement for anyone who displays specific symptoms to self-isolate, even if they haven’t travelled from an affected area. People who have travelled from affected areas and those who have been in close contact with a positive case should also follow the same guidance.

“You do not need to call NHS111 or your GP to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, seek medical advice by phone. If you have an underlying health condition and develop symptoms do let your GP know. Also be aware that symptoms consistent with coronavirus could also be caused by another illness, in which case you should seek medical advice as appropriate in a timely manner. In a medical emergency dial 999.”

Portaferry Men’s Shed

Portaferry Mens Shed exists to address social isolation, promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, and, in our own small way, try to redress some of the social determinants of health.

If you, or someone you know or care about, is looking for an open and safe place to come meet people, participate in arts, crafts, hobbies and community projects, or just shoot the breeze and enjoy some craic and camaraderie, why not pop along?

We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 2pm, and 7pm – 9pm at Portaferry Presbyterian Church Hall, opposite Portico. (Free parking available)

Ferry FM

As the nights draw in, ferry fm is getting ready to launch our autumn schedule. Not only are we live each each weekday with Hendi’s Hits from 7-10am, we’ve also a number of new shows to keep you entertained at night.

The Big Bopper will be bringing you his brand of chat and country every Monday and Thursday evening between 8 and 10pm, on a Tuesday night we’ll be bringing you some cracking memories from the 1980’s with Jimmy Leavy, while it’s the Singalong Show with TC on Wednesday and on Friday night Davy Sims takes us right Around the World on a musical journey, to places far and wide.

As always feel free to get in touch via here, or email studio@ferryfm.com, we’re always glad to hear from listeners, wherever they may be.

Saturday night is our Party Night, with non stop feel good tunes from 8-midnight, if you’re having a party, we’ve got the music, just play it loud and dance the night away.

From Bondi Beach, Henry O Donovan brings you chat and music every Sunday morning, with the chat show that never misses a beat, plus you can join Henry for an hour of musical memories on Bondi Tunes every Saturday at 6pm. Joe Mac has the very best in New Country on Across the Borders.

As always you’ll find us on smart speakers, smart TV’s, online at ferryfm.com and on all major mobile apps. Keep an eye on here and our website for all the latest programming news from ferry FM.

Portaferry Gala AGM

Thanks to all those who attended the AGM of Portaferry Gala Festival and to Cllr Joe Boyle who chaired the meeting and conducted the election of the new committee. Good luck to all the newly elected committee members. Ferry FM looks forward to working with you.

It’s all systems go for Galaween, Christmas and Galafest 2020.

Attendees at the AGM
The new Gala Committee with Cllr Joe Boyle