Northern Ireland is now in a national lockdown.

More information on the rules

Face coverings

People aged 13 and over must wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.

Exceptions include:

  • physical or mental illness, impairment or disability which prevents you wearing a face covering
  • taking medicine, eating and drinking when necessary
  • lip reading
  • to avoid harm or injury
  • if you are asked to remove your face covering by someone in authority

Reporting a violation of the rules

You can report a serious breach of the coronavirus rules online with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.