Outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people who don’t live together are now allowed.

Please stay two metres from anyone you meet from outside your household.

Larger groups are allowed in some situations - see more about the exceptions.

You can only meet people from another household in either your home or another person’s home socially if they are in your extended household. These rules apply to children.

Find out more about the restrictions 


All shops in Northern Ireland are now allowed to open. Restaurants and pubs can also now open.

More information on business closures

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 social distancing violation

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