Localised restrictions announced in response to Covid-19 Increases
As of Monday 21st September, the Northern Ireland Executive has agreed that current restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 should be extended across Northern Ireland. Previously the restrictions, which focus on domestic settings, were applied in postcodes with the highest rates of Coronavirus.
The Executive’s decision comes after a weekend in which 222 new Coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday and a further 176 on Sunday. Since then, there has been another sharp increase.
The restrictions, applying to all postcode areas are:
- No mixing of households in private dwellings, with exemptions for: bubbling with one other household; caring responsibilities including childcare; essential maintenance; supported living arrangements; visits required for legal or medical purposes; or marriage or civil partnerships where one partner is terminally ill.
- No more than six people to gather in a private garden from no more than two households.
- Children aged 12 and under from those two households are discounted from this total.