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Old Feb 18, 21, 1:21 pm
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plunet
 
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No Aprils Fool... Northern Ireland lockdown extended to 1st April 2021.
But youngest school children aged 4 to 7 will start returning from 8th March and children doing GCSEs, AS and A-Levels returning from 22nd March.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56101041

Lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland will be extended until 1 April, the Stormont Executive has agreed.

But children in primary 1 to primary 3 (aged four to seven) will go back to school in Northern Ireland on 8 March.

Restrictions were imposed on 26 December to manage the spread of Covid-19.

Health officials have said they want to avoid a possible rise in cases around St Patrick's Day on 17 March.

Another review of the measures will take place on 18 March.

First Minister Arlene Foster said Northern Ireland knew "from experience what looks like success is hard-won, but also fragile".
and in the context of travel and holidays

'Don't book for Easter'

Finance Minister Conor Murphy said he did not want the executive to cause "confusion" over whether people can meet up during the Easter holidays, which begin on 2 April.

"The advice would be not to be booking anything for Easter weekend, but there will be a review - I think the way the advice has been given today shows it's a gradual pace, there's no rapid reduction," he said.

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