- Groups of up to six people who do not share a household in Northern Ireland will be allowed to meet outdoors from 19th May
- Ministers have agreed to ease more lockdown restrictions as part of the first step of their recovery plan, so long as social distancing is followed.
- Garden centres and recycling centres have already been allowed to reopen.
Churches will now be able to open for private prayer
Some sports, such as golf and tennis, can restart.
Drive-in church services and drive-in cinemas will also be permitted.
Last week, the executive published its five-phase blueprint for recovery in Northern Ireland, but it does not have a timetable.
Pathway to Recovery
Encouragement to those unable to work from home to return to work on a phased basis.
Large outdoor-based retail can open including garden centres, though associated cafes and restaurants can only offer takeaway or collection.
Groups of four to six people who do not share a household can meet outdoors maintaining social distancing. With the exception of people who are shielding, visits to immediate family allowed indoors where social distancing is possible.
Drive-through church services and churches open for private prayer, with appropriate social distancing and cleaning of shared contact hard surfaces.
Outdoor spaces and public sport amenities to open. For example, some water activities, golf, tennis.
Drive-in cinemas can open.
Read in full: NI Executive’s Pathway to Recovery : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-52640825