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Restaurants, cafes, bars and other hospitality venues in Northern Ireland can operate indoors from Monday in another sign of a return to normality as Covid-19 restrictions ease further.

Six people from two households will also be able to meet indoors in homes.

Non-essential travel will be allowed to the rest of the UK, and a traffic light system will be in place for foreign travel.

The measures were agreed by ministers last week.

Twelve countries are to be on Northern Ireland's so-called "green list" for foreign travel, including Portugal.

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People going to countries that appear on the green list do not need to quarantine on their return.

But those returning from the likes of Portugal will be asked to take a PCR test in the days after they arrive home.

England, Scotland and Wales have already implemented similar systems, with the first travellers heading off on holiday last week.

If returning from a country on the UK's red list, passengers must book and enter hotel quarantine.

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image captionA very limited number of countries are on NI's green list at this stage
Non-essential travel from Northern Ireland to other parts of the Common Travel Area (CTA) is to be allowed from Monday and people will not be required to isolate on return if they have visited family or friends in other parts of the area.

The CTA is the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

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What is happening from Monday?
Indoor household visits allowed, with up to six people from no more than two households (this does not include children under 12)
Overnight stays permitted
Indoor hospitality allowed with six people allowed to sit together from unlimited households (children under 12 not counted in the six)
Hotels, B&Bs and other travel and tourism venues to reopen
Post wedding and civil partnership receptions permitted, with no restriction on top table but restriction of 10 at other tables
Removal of stay local message
Schools can resume extra-curricular activities, with indoor sports and outdoor inter-schools sports allowed
Indoor visitor attractions can reopen with mitigations, including amusement arcades, bingo halls, museums, galleries and cinemas
Libraries can reopen
Indoor group exercise and training can resume, including soft play areas, leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, equestrian centres, venues relating to motor sport and activity centres
Up to 500 spectators allowed at outdoor sport events or gatherings
Increase in number allowed for indoor (non-domestic) gatherings, subject to venue risk assessment

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