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Executive extends restrictions to combat spread of Covid-19

The Executive has on 21st Sept 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 post codes with the highest rates of Coronavirus.

Today’s Executive decision comes after a weekend in which 222 new Coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday and a further 176 on Sunday. The restrictions are:

  • No mixing of households in private dwellings,

  • with exemptions for:

  1. bubbling with one other household;

  2. caring responsibilities including childcare;

  3. essential maintenance;

  4. supported living arrangements;

  5. visits required for legal or medical purposes;

  6. 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.

  • Further Details on Restrictions can be found HERE

The restrictions will apply from 6pm, September 22 and will be regularly reviewed by the Executive.

See Full Press Release HERE