Dates for lockdown relaxations in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed a package of relaxations to the current COVID health regulations, allowing non-essential retail to reopen on 30 April.

23 April

  • Close contact services, hairdressers and beauty salons, reopen
  • Outdoors visitor attractions reopen
  • Outdoor competitive sport will be allowed with numbers not exceeding 100; no spectators allowed.

30 April

  • All remaining non-essential retail to reopen
  • Overnight stays permitted in self-contained tourist accommodation, such as caravans and rented holiday homes, but for one household only
  • Licensed and unlicensed premises can serve customers in outdoors settings in groups of six from no more than two householders, with contact details recorded
  • Removal of curfews on takeaways and off licences
  • Reopening of gyms and swimming pools
  • Limit on outdoor gatherings in domestic gardens increased to 15 people from no more than three households

An indicative date of 24 May has been given for the following to reopen:

  • Licensed and unlicensed premises operating indoors (with mitigations)
  • Rest of tourist accommodation
  • Indoors visitor attractions
  • Return of indoor group exercise, with numbers limited to suit the size of venues.

The detail of the relaxation in NI can be viewed here.