executive accepts restriction changes, including self-isolation rules – .

executive accepts restriction changes, including self-isolation rules – .

The Northern Ireland executive has reportedly agreed to change the self-isolation rules.
Ministers discussed a proposal on Thursday to bring regulations in line with the rest of the UK, meaning people considered to be in close contact with positive Covid-19 cases will no longer have to self-isolate for 10 days if they are negative and are fully vaccinated.

This is expected to go into effect from next week, according to the BBC.

It is also understood that the executive has agreed to drop bubbles in schools, but face coverings must be worn in post-primary classes for the first six weeks of the term, which is subject to review.

Whether or not to allow the return of conferences and exhibitions is also on the executive’s agenda on Thursday, as is the requirement of a social distance of one meter indoors.

Glyn Roberts, managing director of Retail NI, had previously urged Stormont ministers to align Northern Ireland with the English date of August 16, which allows doubly vaccinated ‘pinged’ workers to take a PCR test, rather than s ‘self-isolate for 10 days.

He said: “At the very least we hope the executive will set a date for its implementation in Northern Ireland as this is proving to be a significant challenge, not only in retail, manufacturing and the hotel industry, but also in health services. , with so many workers who are nuts. We need an alternative approach and a move towards a PCR test, so we’ll be looking at this very closely. ”

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