Stormont's leaders have announced a series of proposed lockdown relaxations in Northern Ireland.

The measures, which have been earmarked to come into effect from June 8,include small marriages in an outdoor setting with guests limited to 10.

Outdoor sports courts can reopen and hotels will be allowed to take somebookings, though no date has been set for their reopening.

The training of horses will be permitted and dog grooming businesses canreopen.

Some non-food outdoor retail outlets will reopen, such as businesses sellingcars and agricultural machinery.

Some indoor non-food businesses with low footfall such as electrical stores,mobile phone shops and furniture stores can also reopen, as long as they have direct outdoor access.

The steps will only be introduced if the scientific evidence indicates that thevirus continues to be suppressed.

Meanwhile, the executive has again deferred a decision to allow immediate family to meet indoors.

Earlier, two more deaths related to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland were reported by the Department of Health, bringing its total to 518.

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