Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infection Survey, Northern Ireland: Weekly Report

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The Department of Health today published the next in the series of weekly results from its COVID-19 Infection Survey (CIS). The findings set out in this report relate to modelled positivity estimates for NI for the week up to the 15th January 2022. The aims of the CIS are to estimate how many people have the infection and the number of new cases that occur over a given time as well as estimating how many people have developed antibodies to COVID-19. The survey over time will help track the extent of infection and transmission of COVID-19 among people in the community population (those in private residences).

Fully vaccinated arrivals from France to Northern Ireland must continue to quarantine

Covid 19 Updates

Fully vaccinated arrivals from France to Northern Ireland must continue to quarantine

Date published: 19 July 2021

From 5pm today, anyone arriving from France into Northern Ireland must continue to quarantine for ten days at home or in other accommodation, even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

From today, any one arriving from amber countries who have been fully UK vaccinated, will no longer have to quarantine, although they will still need to comply with necessary testing requirements. However, this will not apply to France following the persistent presence of cases in France  of the Beta variant, which was first identified in South Africa.

Anyone who has been in France in the last ten days will need to quarantine on arrival to Northern Ireland in their own accommodation and will need a Day 2 and Day 8 test, regardless of their vaccination status. This includes any fully UK vaccinated individual who transits through France from either a green or another amber country to reach Northern Ireland.

This move today brings Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK.

Information on international travel is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): travelling from an amber country | nidirect

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance-Updated June 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance: what the restrictions mean for you

Although many coronavirus restrictions have eased, some regulations remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Continue to protect yourself and others by following public health advice and find out the rules on what you can and cannot do below.

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The current regulations are available on the Department of Health website:

Some of the restrictions are law through regulation, while others are guidance. 

Everyone is legally required to comply with the regulations.

If you fail to comply with the regulations without reasonable excuse, you are committing an offence. For some offences you may be given a fixed penalty or a fine on summary prosecution.

This page is an overview of what you can and cannot do. It is not a definitive statement of the law and should not be relied upon as such.

The regulations will be reviewed on or before 8 July 2021.