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Notice to all visitors to Parliament Buildings: Requirement for evidence of Covid-19 status

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Any visitor arriving at Parliament Buildings to use the dining facilities or attend events will, immediately upon entry, be required to provide evidence to Assembly Commission staff of their Covid-19 status by way of one of the following:

  1. Certification in paper or electronic form that they have completed a course of doses of an authorised vaccine, with the final dose having been received at least 14 days before their visit.
  2. Certification by text or email through the NHS Covid-19 reporting app of a negative result of a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen (‘Lateral Flow’) Test or a negative result of an onsite Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test, in each case on the same calendar day, or one calendar day before the day of their visit.
  3. A valid notification of a positive result of a Covid-19 PCR test taken no earlier than 30 days, and no later than 180 days, before their visit.
  4. Confirmation in writing of their participation (current or past) in a clinical trial for vaccination against coronavirus, from the organiser of that trial.
  5. Evidence provided through the Northern Ireland Covid-19 Certification process for medical exemption, or an equivalent process in their place of residence if they are not resident in Northern Ireland, of a clinical reason for not being vaccinated with any authorised vaccine.

The evidence referred to in points (1) to (5) above must be accompanied by photographic identification, if the evidence of certification does not itself contain photographic identification.

Any visitor who is unable to produce the required evidence and photographic identification (if required) upon request, or who declines to do so, will not be permitted to proceed any further and will be asked to immediately leave the building.


You can check the nidirect website for the latest information COVID-19 Regulations and restrictions by following this link.

Issued on behalf on the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission

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