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COVID-19 (coronavirus) - situation in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a viral disease that can cause respiratory symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe. Symptoms can include: a high temperature; or a new, continuous cough; or a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.


The latest information and advice is available from the Public Health Agency and NI Direct.

The Department of Health and the Public Health Agency are keeping abreast of the changing situation around
COVID-19 and are liaising with partners across the UK and the Republic of Ireland including; Public Health England, Health Service Executive (RoI) and our local Health Trusts on this issue.

Below are links providing further advice and updates on COVID-19:


letters from minister and chief professionals

Letters from Minister and Chief Professionals

Letters and statements on Covid-19 from Minister and Chief Professionals....more

statistics and vaccine programme update

Statistics and Vaccine Programme Update

Links to the Dashboard and other Covid-19 related statistics....more



Links to Covid-19 guidance....more


action plans and strategies

Action Plans/Frameworks/Strategies

Links to Covid-19 related publications.....more



Links to Covid-19 related legislation....more

advice for people with disabilities

Advice for People with Disabilities

Links to Covid-19 guidance and videos for people with disabilities....more


digital cell coordination

Digital Co-ordination Cell

Providing support for HSC information and development of new solutions...more

scientific evidence

Scientific Evidence

COVID-19 - Scientific Evidence....more



R Number papers

R Number papers

Modelling the COVID-10 epidemic and the Reproduction Number – R....more





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