Further Easing Of Covid Rules In NI

Stormont ministers have agreed a number of further relaxations to the Covid-19 regulations in Northern Ireland.

Following a meeting ministers agreed that in domestic settings the maximum number of people who can meet indoors will increase to 15 people from four households.

In hospitality venues, the requirement for table service will be removed and customers will be permitted to stand while consuming food and drink in outdoor settings.
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For indoor venues which host live events, the requirement to purchase tickets in advance will be removed, as will the need for audience members to have allocated seats.

The changes will come into effect from 5pm on Friday.

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