Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions

first_imgCovid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Print Advertisement Facebook From 26 April (subject to prevailing public health situation):Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (e.g. pitches, golf courses and tennis courts, other facilities as appropriate). See notes to editors for further details.Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen (i.e. zoos, open pet farms, heritage sites). Amusement parks are not permitted to open. See notes to editors for further details.Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence for all exercise activities that can be delivered outdoors including dance.Maximum attendance at funerals will increase to 25 on compassionate grounds. Linked gatherings should not take place before or after funeral services.Vaccine Bonus for those fully vaccinatedCurrent guidance for those most vulnerable to the severe impacts of COVID-19 – the over 70s and the medically vulnerable – will be aligned with that for the general population (e.g. regarding use of public transport, going to shops etc)Those who have the full protection of the vaccine may visit indoors with one other household who also has full protection. See notes to editors for further details.The restrictions that are currently in place continue to have a considerable impact on the social and economic wellbeing of the community. However the vaccination programme gives us a pathway to a return to economic and social activity.In the meantime Government’s community support, well-being programmes, employment and business supports continue, with the EWSS, PUP and Covid-19 enhanced illness benefit applicable to June 30th.The measures announced today will continue up to the 4th of May, at which point the following areas will be under consideration:Full re-opening of construction activity.Phased return of non-essential retail commencing with click and collect and outdoor retail i.e. garden centres/nurseries.Recommencement of Personal Services on a staggered basis.Re-opening of Museums, Galleries & LibrariesRecommencement of religious services on a staggered basis Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions NewsBreaking newsGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictionsBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2021 233 WhatsApp Email Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, the Government has today announced the phased easing of some restrictions for the month of April, to commence on 12th April.After taking full account of the current status of Covid-19 in the community, and the public health advice, the Government has decided to implement a limited phased easing of restrictions for the month of April. This cautious approach will continue until a substantial level of vaccination has been achieved, at which point we will move to reopen our society more widely.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the vaccine programme continues to be scaled up, people are encouraged to stay local and to continue to choose outdoor options over indoor options where possible.The vaccination programme has entered its second phase, seeing a significant increase in the scale and speed of vaccinations. However, the Government believes that a widespread lifting of restrictions at this point – in advance of further substantial vaccination – would lead to unacceptable increases in infections, hospitalisations and deaths – and thus the very real prospect of having to reintroduce restrictions.The month of AprilThe following phased easing of restrictions will begin on 12 April and continue through the month:Full return to in-school teaching.Two households can meet up with one another outdoors for social and recreational purposes (this does not include private gardens). Any meetings outdoors should be safe with continued practicing of social distancing and other safe behaviours. Masks should be worn in crowded outdoor spaces.Travel restrictions will be relaxed to enable travel within own county or within 20km of residence if crossing county boundaries.Construction:– All residential construction projects can recommence.– Early Learning and Childcare and school aged childcare services will be added to list of essential services for construction activity during these restrictions to align with the current exemption to primary and secondary schools (where school building projects are progressing) and to allow important fire safety works to progress.From 19 April:Expansion of elite sports to include:training for and playing of National Governing Body sanctioned and organised adult intercounty National Gaelic Games Leagues, not including under 20 or minor competitions.certain high performing athletes as approved by Sport Ireland, in a range of sports. ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19 Linkedin Previous articleElla Nethercott wins Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021Next articleLimerick Post Show | PlayAct Drama School Staff Reporter Here is my bulls*it avoidance toolkit – Treat every day like it is April Fool’s Day! #AnnSteveTalk re-edit on vaccines, disinformation on Covid-19 and…last_img read more

PACE Financing Risks—A Fresh Look

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Top 3 Housing Trends Next: Will Wage Growth Bring Relief to Homebuyers? 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PACE allows property owners to secure all the upfront financing they need, then pay that off over terms of up to 30 years at a fixed interest rate. However, PACE financing has been occasionally controversial within the industry, and now a new analysis from Kroll Bond Rating Agency has examined whether those concerns were justified.Unlike traditional mortgage loans, PACE financing doesn’t require a down payment or even a monthly payment. Instead, the loans are repaid through an addition to the home’s property taxes over time. The PACE assessment contract also follows the property itself, rather than the property owner—in the event the property is sold, the new owner would then inherit the responsibility to repay via those property taxes, as well as the risk of a tax foreclosure if they fall behind. PACE also does not involve the same underwriting standards as traditional mortgage loans, with underwriting focused primarily on the value of the property and with the relevant state and local governments having discretion when it comes to setting those standards. Moreover, “the lien associated with a PACE assessment has priority over any lien(s) held by any mortgagor(s).”However, the PACE industry has experienced several positive developments over the past decade, and concerns about foreclosures on properties with PACE assessments “may be overstated,” according to Kroll’s report. Based on a review of PACE assessments in California—the largest market for PACE financing—Kroll found Kroll “no significant difference” between property-tax delinquency rates for PACE and non-PACE homes.“We anticipate that in a home foreclosure with a mortgage lender that all taxes in arrears, including the PACE assessment, would be fully repaid,” the Kroll report states. “Almost all counties in the three states included in PACE securitizations thus far prohibit partial payments of real estate taxes, preventing selective defaults on PACE assessments under existing standards.”Furthermore, Kroll reports that PACE has spurred the adoption of underwriting policies that hinge upon the borrower’s ability to repay. “Greater focus on the consumer’s ability to pay and improving consumer protection practices are also viewed as positive developments for the industry,” the report states.Kroll also notes that “public residential PACE asset-backed securities issuances have exhibited higher than expected prepayment rates.” The conditional prepayment rates (CPRs) on residential PACE ABS transactions “have ranged from 10.1 percent to 18.9 percent, which is generally in line with CPRs for FHFA or Fannie Mae-backed residential mortgage-backed securities,” the report reads. “KBRA views the relatively higher than anticipated CPRs as a credit positive since higher CPRs have resulted in a faster amortization profile and shorter weighted average life of the PACE ABS transactions, thereby reducing ‘tail risk’ for these long-term transactions.”“Further, as prepayments reduce the overall pool size, liquidity reserve accounts are available to cover a greater portion of the remaining lien delinquencies,” the report continues.To read Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s full report on PACE financing, click here. To read more about the past and future of PACE financing, click here. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, Market Studies, News Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more