Executive agree the resumption of live music in Northern Ireland

Live music will resume in Northern Ireland from the 5th July
Musicians protested at Stormont this morning against the delay in the resumption of live music Credit: Pacemaker

The Northern Ireland Executive have agreed to further relax Covid-19 restrictions which includes the resumption of live music from the 5th July.

At a meeting on Thursday the Executive agreed that live music could resume outdoors with no sound limit and could be played at ‘ambient levels’ indoors with screens fitted in front of musicians.

The cap of 500 for outdoor gatherings will be removed tomorrow but events will require a risk assessment.

From Monday the number of households able to gather in a private garden will increase from three to five with a maximum of fifteen people including children.

The Executive also agreed to give the go ahead to overnight residential stays for children and young people across all sectors.

The resumption of live music was due to take place on the 21st June but was delayed and given the indicative date of 5th July.

The Department of Health announced there were 326 positive covid-19 cases and no further deaths in the last 24 hours. 2,038,058 vaccinations have been administered in Northern Ireland so far.