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

nidirect tédíreachThe four-week 'circuit breaker' restrictions which began on 16 October were extended and are currently due to end at midnight on Friday 20 November. Plans have been announced for a staggered reopening of some businesses after 20 November. Under the current guidelines, gatherings are restricted to 15 people - either outdoors, with social distancing, or indoors (but not in a private home). There is no specific allowances or restrictions for leisure and cultural activities. 

The current guidelines state that:

  • Indoor museums, galleries, visitor and other cultural attractions are not permitted to open.
  • Outdoor attractions, such as parks can remain open. 
  • Community halls are allowed to remain open.
  • Libraries are allowed to provide 'call and collect' services, and access to the internet. 
  • Theatres and concert halls are permitted to open for rehearsals or a live recording without an audience.
  • Drive-in cinemas are allowed.