Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations in Northern Ireland, the steps outlined in the recovery plan and also a timeline of the easing of restrictions.Jump to table of contents
About the regulations
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) and revisions are available on the Department of Health website(external link opens in a new window / tab).
Guidance on the restrictions and on what you can do to protect yourself and protect others is also available on the Department of Health website(external link opens in a new window / tab).
Relaxation of regulations and recovery plan
On 12 May 2020, the NI Executive published a five stage recovery plan to easing the current restrictions.
There are five steps outlined in the recovery plan for six different sectors. In making decisions, the NI Executive considers three key criteria:
- the most up-to-date scientific evidence
- the ability of the health service to cope
- the wider impacts on our health, society and the economy