People who live alone

People who live alone are allowed to visit and stay in another household.

Public gatherings

Outdoor gatherings of up to ten people who don’t live together are now allowed.

Please stay two metres from anyone you meet from outside your household.

Larger groups are allowed in some situations, for example:

  • people working together who cannot work from home
  • funerals

Police powers and fines for breaking coronavirus rules


All shops in Northern Ireland are now allowed to open. Restaurants and pubs serving food can also now open.

More information on business closures

Reporting a social distancing violation

You can report a serious breach of the coronavirus rules online with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.