Northern Ireland's leaders have urged caution as the latest relaxations to Covid-19 regulations come into effect. From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings and the requirement for audience members to be seated when watching performances in indoor venues will be removed.
However large house parties will still not be permitted. Further relaxations, including restrictions on dancing indoors and the reopening of nightclubs, will apply from 31 October.
First Minister Paul Givan and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill have urged people to continue to follow public health guidance. "Over the next fortnight, many of the last restrictions on how we socialise and engage together will be lifted," Mr Givan said. "This is an