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NI Executive to ease travel quarantine rules

Students arriving from red-list countries will be put into managed isolation facilities, it reported…reports Asian Lite News.

Northern Ireland has removed quarantine rules for people who have been fully vaccinated in the European Union or the United States, media reported.

This easing of the Covid-19 travel rules is in line with changes made in England, Scotland and Wales. The Northern Ireland Executive also decided to allow international cruises to restart from 31 July, the BBC reported.

Students arriving from red-list countries will be put into managed isolation facilities, it reported.

The pilot rollout for the expansion of the amber listed countries vaccinations policy is due to start on Monday 2 August.

It means all those coming from the US or from EU countries (except France) will not have to isolate.

There was also agreement that Villarreal football fans coming to Belfast for next month’s Uefa Super Cup final against Chelsea would not have to self-isolate, according to BBC.

The executive has also agreed the 1m (3ft) social distancing regulation will be applied in indoor settings such as supermarkets and shopping centres from 18:00 BST on Friday 30 July.

The 1m rule remains as guidance outdoors. It was also agreed that function rooms and community halls can put on live music from 30 July.

Plans to reopen conferences and exhibitions have been delayed – that will be considered in August.

A final decision to drop the wearing of masks in schools has also been delayed although earlier this month ministers said the wearing of face coverings may just be regarded as guidance when schools return, according to the BBC report.

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