These are the new dates and restrictions to be lifted by the NI Executive

The Northern Ireland Executive has provisionally approved an array of dates for when some of Northern Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions can be lifted.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:04 pm

The provisional list of rules to be relaxed is as follows:

Friday May 21 - Sport:

Up to 1,000 spectators permitted to attend Irish Cup final - according to sources every spectator will have to test negative for Covid-19 before they are granted admission.

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Indoor hospitality looks set to reopen on Monday May 24.

Monday May 24 - Travel:

Quarantine lifted for visits to family and friends within Great Britain and Ireland.

International travel list still to be decided but according to reports it is likely that Northern Ireland will adopt something similar to what is being rolled out in England.

Monday May 24 - Social, education, community and physical exercise:

Outdoor gatherings (up to 500 people).

Removal of the ‘stay local’ message.

Indoor hospitality (six people from any households).

Libraries can reopen.

Schools extra curricular activities in schools.

Schools will once again be allowed to play sports fixtures against each other.

Outdoor sport (500 spectators).

Indoor sport training sports squads.

Monday May 31 - Sport:

Competitive outdoor sport can recommence.

Monday June 21 - Arts and Culture

Theatres and Concerts reopen (risk assessed).

Conference and Exhibition.

All these changes and dates are subject to approval from the Northern Ireland Executive on Thursday May 20, 2021.

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