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What is Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 recovery plan?
15 October 2020

This explainer article details the Northern Ireland Executive’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Last changed on Thursday 15 October 2020, this article is no longer being updated.

Please refer to the NI Direct website for information about the latest restrictions. [This article was originally part of the COVID-19 Information Dissemination (COVID-19 ID)

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StopCOVID NI Mobile App: Q&A
26 August 2020

EXPLAINER: answering some of the questions around the StopCOVID NI Mobile App and how it works.

This explainer article answers some of the questions you may have about the StopCOVID NI Mobile App and how it works. [This piece is part

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COVID-19 and face masks/coverings
7 August 2020

EXPLAINER: the difference between face masks and face coverings, and their effectiveness.

This article explains how to learn guidance and regulations of the use of face coverings in Northern Ireland and explores some of the available evidence

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How has COVID-19 contributed to excess deaths in Northern Ireland?
4 August 2020
What are “excess deaths”, and how does the figure for Northern Ireland compare with elsewhere in the UK and across Europe? [This explainer article is

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Pets and COVID-19
27 July 2020

EXPLAINER: Can your pets catch COVID-19, and could you catch it from them?

There have been a lot of stories in the news and shared online about animals and COVID-19. From tigers contracting the virus to the risk

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Shielding Letters: Q&A
30 June 2020

EXPLAINER to answer some questions on shielding letters and how they work

[This explainer article is part of the COVID-19 Information Dissemination (COVID-19 ID) Project — a partnership between Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) and FactCheckNI.

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Social distancing in Northern Ireland
30 June 2020

EXPLAINER: social distancing, schools, 2m or 1m

This article explains what the rules are in Northern Ireland regarding the social distance between people. It also discusses the evidence regarding lessening the current

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Deep dive: COVID-19 related inequalities
26 June 2020

EXPLAINER: A deep dive in to reports detailing how COVID-19 infection, hospital admission and death varies across the population

Making basic comparisons between the numbers of COVID-19 positive tests or deaths across different geographic regions using raw figures may seem straightforward. But coming to

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COVID-19 and health inequalities in Northern Ireland
26 June 2020

EXPLAINER: What do the reports from the Department of Health and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency tell us about COVID-19 related health inequalities in Northern Ireland

This article explains data published by the Department of Health as well as the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, about COVID-19 related health inequalities

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What are shielding letters?
2 June 2020

EXPLAINER: What is a shielding letter? Who sends them out? Who should have received one?

[This article is part of the COVID-19 Information Dissemination (COVID-19 ID) Project — a partnership between Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) and FactCheckNI. Its

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What are the rules of lockdown in Northern Ireland?
27 April 2020
This article explains what the rules of “lockdown” during COVID-19 are in Northern Ireland. [This article is part of the COVID-19 Information Dissemination (COVID-19 ID)

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The health system in Northern Ireland: How is it structured and who makes decisions about COVID-19?
22 April 2020

EXPLAINER: How is the health system in Northern Ireland structured, and who makes decisions about COVID-19?

This article explains how the health system in Northern Ireland is structured, and who is responsible for COVID-19 planning and decision making. [This article is