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Ministers may consider 'modest' lockdown changes this week

Ministers will consider the possiblity of small changes to the Island's lockdown measures later this week.

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, stated this afternoon the Council of Ministers will consider making a 'modest set of changes' to the restrictions when it meets on Thursday.

However, Mr Quayle says whilst they're encouraged there has now been six days with no evidence of community transmission, we need to get the exit from restrictions 'right not rushed'.

He adds ministers will take a look at changes to rules around outdoor spaces, but emphasised even if there are changes, social distancing and face coverings will continue to be important and any alterations would depend and be based on medical advice.

The Chief Minister says the details around this are still being finalised, but it might include allowing outdoor trades to return - especially those who work alone - as well as 'deckchairing'.

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