Get advice View all Briefings Latest Government Guidelines in Northern Ireland Latest government guidance for participating in creative activities in Northern Ireland. Restrictions in Northern Ireland are being eased during the Spring and Summer, with an indicative schedule provided by the Executive showing changes from 23 April, 30 April and 24 May. Under the current restrictions, most cultural venues are not permitted to open but are due to open on 24 May (subject to review on 20 May). Indoor gatherings of up to six people from a maximum of two households can take place for permitted reasons, but not in a private home. This is also due to increase from 24 May (subject to review), with appropriate safety measures and risk assessments required (for groups of 15 or more). Outdoors, up to 10 people from a maximum of two households can meet currently, and this is also due to increase from 24 May. Risk assessments won't be required for gatherings of less than 30 people. While restrictions on physical gatherings remain in place, remote and digital activities can continue and groups can take steps to plan for a safe return to certain activities as and when restrictions are eased further in the future. See the latest guidelines for other nations.