Chloe Randall

Coronavirus: Close Contact services in NI to reopen from 23 April

By Chloe Randall | 16 April 2021 | Movers & Shakers, News


First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster has announced that close contact services can reopen in Northern Ireland from 23 April.

The sector is able to reopen by appointment only and it has also been said that this includes training, as well as close contact services provided from a mobile setting.

“We have taken a series of decisions in the interests of families, young people and  children, in the interests of wellbeing, and in the interests of our economy,” announced Arlene Foster.

“We are bringing forward a balanced package of relaxations which will restore many  of the familiar aspects of everyday life that have been missed dearly over recent  times.”

“We are  proud of the way that the people of Northern Ireland have pulled together to save  lives.  The everyday positive choices made by so many, have reduced the transmission of  this deadly virus to the point today where we are able to roll back a significant  number of restrictions.”

The guidance for the reopening of the sector has not yet been published.

To view Northern Ireland’s full restrictions, click here