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Northern Ireland: COVID-19 advice for musicians

You can see our other pages on COVID-19 advice for musicians in England, Scotland and Wales.


On 14 February 2022, Health Minister Robin Swann announced that all COVID-19 legal restrictions in Northern Ireland will be replaced by guidance from February 15 2022. Regulations will be kept under review and the Health Minister strongly emphasised the continuing need for caution and vigilance in relation to the virus.

Please refer to Northern Ireland's Government guidance entitled Live Life COVID aware. There are separate sections as follows:

Health advice, which includes:

- Self-isolating and close contacts

Staying safe and general advice, which includes:

- How to stay safe and help prevent the spread

- Hand washing and hand hygiene

- Face coverings guidance

- Staying safe at work

- Guidance for organisations

- Ventilation

COVID testing

COVID certificates

Please note that the ISM have produced a guide entitled Living with COVID-19 which you may find useful too.

Last updated: 23 May 2022

Schools and colleges

The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has revised its guidance, which will take effect from Easter 2022.

Please see below for important information.

Last updated: 26 April 2022

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