Latest government guidance for participating in creative activities in Northern Ireland. 

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Restrictions in Northern Ireland have eased steadily and as of 5 July, the following rules apply.

Organised indoor gatherings will be limited based on venue risk assessments. Indoor gatherings of less than 15 people do not require a risk assessment, though all gatherings should take precautionary measures. 

Organised outdoor gatherings will be limited based on an organiser’s risk assessment. Outdoor gatherings of less than 30 people do not require a risk assessment, though all gatherings should again take precautionary measures.

Private gardens can host a maximum of 15 people (including children) from no more than 5 households. Indoor and outdoor sports activities (including dance) follow similar guidelines to the above details on indoor and outdoor gatherings with risk assessments required for groups of more than 15 or 30. 

Visitor attractions, including cultural venues, are open and the wearing of face coverings is required unless you are exempt.

While some 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.