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23 May 2022

Face masks no longer mandatory in the North from today

Face masks no longer mandatory in the North from today

Face masks are no longer mandatory in Northern Ireland from today, Tuesday, February 15.

The requirement for Covid passes to access nightclubs has also been scrapped.

The rule has been replaced by guidance as part of the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

The requirement for Covid passes to access nightclubs has also been scrapped.

On Monday, Health Minister Robin Swann announced the legal requirements of Covid passports in all settings and the wearing of face masks were scrapped.

Being removed in law is: 'Requirement to wear a face covering in enclosed public areas of premises; restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs; public transport; driving instruction; close contact services.'

The Department of Health said the importance of wearing face coverings in health and social care settings, on public transport and in enclosed indoor settings will continue to be strongly emphasised.

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