Covid NI: Live Updates as Director to Meet to Discuss Omicron Data

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Current Restrictions

It is now mandatory to provide proof of your COVID-19 status before entering a number of premises, including approved hospitality establishments, cinemas and theatres.

It is strongly advised to limit the number of social contacts you have with other households. It is recommended no more than three households must meet in a private home.

Not more than 30 people can meet in a private house and spend the night. Regulations remain in place to prevent gatherings/parties of more than 30 people in a domestic setting.

The number of people allowed to attend an indoor gathering, in a non-domestic setting, is determined by a risk assessment, carried out by the organizer or operator.

Indoor gatherings, in non-domestic settings, of 15 people or less, do not require a risk assessment.

The organizer must also take all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the coronavirus.

To determine the maximum number of people allowed to attend an outdoor gathering, in a non-domestic setting, the organizer or operator must carry out a risk assessment.

Outdoor gatherings of 30 people or less do not require a risk assessment.

Wearing a face covering is compulsory in public transport, in taxis, private buses, coaches and planes, in train and bus stations and in airports, unless waived.

Dancing is not allowed in the host establishments.

A maximum of six people can be seated together in the hospitality settings. More than six will be allowed if they are all from one household, as long as there are no more than 10. Children 12 and under are not counted in the total.

This requirement does not apply to marriages and civil partnerships.

Table service is also required and apart from entering and leaving the premises, the only movement allowed inside is accessing the toilets or the changing table, selecting food from the buffet or to pay.

Face coverings can only be removed if you are seated at a table in a restaurant, cafe or bar, or when eating or drinking.

Coronavirus regulations prohibit nightclubs from opening and, with the exception of weddings and civil partnerships, dancing is not permitted in hospitality venues.

Learn more about other current restrictions HERE.

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