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16 Aug 2022

New Covid travel restrictions and 'stay at home' regulations to be discussed at Northern Ireland Executive meeting tomorrow

Extended closure period for schools will also be on the agenda

The Northern Ireland Executive met this evening to discuss the concerning progression of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last month the Executive moved ahead of other jurisdictions to make an intervention that saw the introduction of strict, wide-ranging measures from December 26 for a period of six weeks, and tonight discussed what additional measures are necessary given the very high levels of virus transmission within the community and the impending pressure on the hospital system from the large numbers of cases.

A spokesperson said Executive agreed that it will move to put staying at home into regulations and a paper will be brought to the Executive tomorrow setting out the detail, including restrictions on travel.

Ministers have also indicated that there will be an extended period of remote learning for schools and the Education Minister will bring forward a paper tomorrow on this issue.

The Executive will consider further advice from the Department of Health setting out the public health situation and future implications, and Ministers will update the Assembly on Wednesday on the decisions they reach at tomorrow’s meeting.

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