06/01/2022

Stormont Scrap Planned Changes To Face Covering Rules

Stormont Ministers have agreed that no further Covid restrictions are necessary in NI.

Despite the ongoing increase in Omicron cases, the Assembly has not chosen to introduce any new restrictions, alongside scrapping a plan to tighten face covering rules.

According to reports, the Assembly made the decisions following a briefing by Health Minister Robin Swann and his officials.
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The Executive had planned to remove some exemptions on face coverings and to require people to provide proof of exemption. However, the plans have been scrapped "indefinitely", with First Minister Paul Givan satating that "no business should be asking anyone to provide proof".

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