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COVID-19 Service Update

The majority of our services are operating as normal, with recycling centres, parks, play areas and cemeteries still open.

Details of service impacts as a result of the latest restrictions are below.



Leisure Services

In line with latest restrictions, sports facilities including leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, fitness and dance studios are closed.

From Thursday 1st April, the following facilities will reopen:

From Monday 12th April:

  • Golf coaching will resume 

  • Bookings for outdoor sports pitches will re-commence for organised sporting clubs

  • Club training will resume at athletics tracks - Up to 15 adults or up to 30 where all athletes are under 18 years of age

From Friday 30 April, our gyms and swimming pools will reopen for individual gym and swim sessions only: 

  • Lane swimming will be available, bookable from Friday 23 April in 60 minute slots. Family swimming and health suites are unavailable at this time

  • Individual gym sessions and exercise pods will be bookable from Friday 23 April in 75 minute sessions. Group exercise classes are not permitted under current regulations  

From Monday 24 May, group exercise, family and group swimming and soft play activity will reopen at local leisure centres.


Hospitality and tourism businesses will reopen on Monday 24 May.

  • Table service only 

  • Up to 6 people can sit together from any household

  • Children under 12 are not counted in the 6

  • A maximum of 10 people is permitted if all are from the one household

  • There is no meal requirement


From Monday 24 May, the maximum number of people that can attend indoor gatherings is to be informed by a venue risk assessment. Indoor gatherings of 15 people or less do not require a risk assessment.


Burials continue, with numbers in attendance limited to 25 people.

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory will open to the public on Thursday 3 June.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Seamus Heaney HomePlace will reopen on Wednesday 26 May.

The Burnavon theatre

The Burnavon Theatre is temporarily closed.

Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

The Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House will reopen on Wednesday 26 May.

Caravan and Camping Facilities

Self contained caravans and camping will reopen on Friday 30 April.

Caravan and Camping Council managed sites at Ballyronan Marina and Round Lake are temporarily closed. 


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