Shops, theatres and cinemas are among the places where social distancing is to end in Northern Ireland.
Stormont ministers agreed to the move at a meeting yesterday evening, with the restriction set to be lifted at 6pm on Thursday.
⚠️ BREAKING: The Northern Ireland Executive have agreed to end social distancing in the following settings👇
🟢 indoor visitor attractions
🎶 concert halls ⛔️ Decision on hospitality expected next week
— Stuart Robinson (@stuartrobinson1) September 27, 2021
Advice has also strengthened for businesses to mitigate the impact, including the introduction of added ventilation, one-way systems and proof of vaccination.
Michael Brennan owns Betty Black’s Bar and Nightclub in Bangor, he says scrapping social distancing is "a must" for his business' survival.
"We're running at 30 percent and we're just keeping our head above water."
Minister will also consider ending the rule for hospitality at an executive meeting on October 7th.