Visitors inside Northern Ireland households banned from today

 

Visitors inside Northern Ireland households will be banned from this evening.

New restrictions come into place at 6pm to tackle a recent rise in Covid-19 cases - more than 1,000 have been confirmed in the past week.

Different households will not be allowed to mix with each other indoors and no more than six people from two households can socialise in a garden.

Deputy First Minister, Michelle O'Neill, says it's important everyone follows the rules: