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Coronavirus update

  • Updated on Tuesday 4 January 2022

    We all have a role to play in stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

    • Follow NI Executive guidelines
    • Wear a face covering
    • Practise social distancing
    • Wash and sanitise your hands

    Visit nidirect (link opens in a new window) for information on the restrictions.


    Advice on voluntary lateral flow testing 

    If you're attending events or large gatherings, it is recommended that you take a lateral flow device test (LFD) before the event and on days two and eight after the event.

    Free lateral test packs are available to everyone. You can:


    COVID status certification

    The Department of Health has introduced COVID status certification in an attempt to stop transmission of COVID-19 in high-risk settings. Read the Department of Health (link opens in a new window) page for information on:

    • different types of settings that need a certification for entry
    • evidence you need to get into the venues
    • exemptions to the scheme

    You must provide evidence of your COVID status certification for certain activities at some of our venues including:

    • the visitor exhibition in City Hall
    • events in City Hall
    • Belfast Castle
    • Malone House
    • 2 Royal Avenue

    You don't need to provide COVID status certification to visit the Registration Office for births, death, marriages and civil partnerships or the Bobbin Coffee Shop.


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