Northern Ireland’s devolved government has published a five-step plan for gradually emerging from the coronavirus lockdown as science permits.
Unlike plans announced by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar there is no dates.
While it will be reviewed every three weeks, the power-sharing coalition in Belfast agreed their plan would be led by science, not an “arbitrary timeframe”.
We have taken a decision that we want to be flexible and if we can move in a faster way, we will do that.
It is about the R-0 for NI, which currently is at 0.79.
If it moves in the right direction, we can relax the regulations, whilst monitoring the impact on that R-0 pic.twitter.com/5WVRqqXytW
— Arlene Foster #We’llMeetAgain (@DUPleader) May 12, 2020