Measures yet to be announced are expected to include closing and contacting non-essential stores and restricting takeaway restaurants, but no changes to “bubbles” over Christmas

The news comes after the number of cases in Northern Ireland despite a lockdown between Jan. November and 10 December continued to rise

Non-essential shops and some restaurants have since 10 Open December but pubs that do not serve food are closed

The police are able to take action against those who break these rules.For repeat offenders, these fines can extend to up to 3Increase £ 200

£ 200 for the first offense, reduced to £ 100 if paid within 14 days, £ 400 for the second offense, then to a maximum of 6 for each subsequent offense£ 400 doubled

The heads of state and government of all four home countries recently agreed a British plan that would allow up to four households to mingle for five days over Christmas

The five-day break is between Christmas Eve and 28 December in all parts of the country

Northern Ireland has negotiated a seven-day suspension of the Christmas rules to help people who need to take flights or ferries to the mainland until 28 December

While a final decision has not yet been made on how many households can come together, sources have indicated that it will be either three or four households, meaning families can have both sets of grandparents to stay

Northern Ireland is also discussing a cross-border agreement with Ireland, which means that the same rules are likely to apply in all parts of the British Isles

In a statement, the Cabinet Office said the leaders of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland had “advocated a common goal of allowing some limited additional budget bubbles for a small number of days”

However, they also stressed that the public is advised to remain cautious and that people should avoid travel and minimize social contact whenever possible

Families must opt ​​for their elongated bubbles in advance and cannot mingle with anyone outside that bubble during the festive break

If you are after 11th Traveling to and from Northern Ireland on December 17th, you don’t need to self-isolate for 14 days as England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are part of the Common Travel Area (CTA) of Northern Ireland

Hotels and other accommodation providers may have restricted work for those already resident, for work-related purposes, for those in need of protection, for those in emergency situations and for those unable to return home

Although it is unclear whether people from England, Scotland and Wales will be able to travel to Northern Ireland during the Christmas break, a cross-border Christmas agreement with Ireland is currently being discussed

We strongly recommend that you deactivate your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our high quality content in the future

Latest News, covid 19

World News – UK – Latest Northern Ireland Local Restriction Rules