Orange Order allay Twelfth fears over medical care

Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend the 12th July parade in Lisnaskea tomorrow. 
Police have advised that traffic congestion is expected from approximately 10.30am. Through traffic (non-parade) will be diverted at various points as they approach the town from approximately 12pm. 
There had previously been fears that carers would have to follow substantial detour routes to make it to those in the Lisnaskea area who rely on their care.
A spokesman for County Fermanagh Grand Orange Lodge has this afternoon allayed those fears and clearly outlined that anyone requiring access for medical reasons will be facilitated. 
“We have engaged with the Police and are assured there will be no difficulties,” the spokesman told the Herald.
He outlined that while the main procession, due to move off at 12 noon, is progressing through the town access will be permitted for emergency vehicles. “We have had incidents in the past where an emergency services vehicle has required access during the main parade. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through at all times. We will clear the decks and let an ambulance, fire appliance or other emergency vehicle through, that is not a problem. 
“Outside the time of the main parade if anyone needs to get through for a particular reason we will facilitate that as best we can. We would have never thought or indicated any other way.” 
The return parade is set to leave the demonstration field on the Moorlough Road at 3.15pm. Advice has been issued for those who could require access before, during or after the parade. 
“If someone does need to get through approach a marshal or Police officer and they will be facilitated in every way possible. People need medical care and cover and it would make no sense to prevent that,” the spokesman concluded. 

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