DfC: COVID-19 and our Partner Organisations

COVID-19: Partner Organisations

This page provides the latest information about COVID-19 and some of the Department's Partner Organisations. It will be updated regularly with the latest information.

This information is for Northern Ireland only, if you live in England, Scotland or Wales please visit GOV.UK

For general heath advice relating to COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency's website. Key information is also available in Sign Language on this PHA page.

Partner Organisations

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

The Planetarium is currently closed to the public. For updates, visit www.armagh.space

Re-opening of theatres and concert halls

The Arts Council had previously published  a comprehensive guidance manual, to support the safe reopening of arts performance venues, closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For further updates, visit the Arts Council.


On 2 July 2020 the Executive agreed a forward work plan for bringing forward remaining easements of the Health Protection Regulations, to include Active Venues including Funfairs. 

Libraries NI

For the latest information visit librariesni.org.uk.

National Museums NI (NMNI)

National Museums NI sites include the Ulster Museum, The Ulster American Folk Park, The Ulster Folk Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum. For the latest reopening information, visit www.nmni.com.   

    Volunteer Now - #HelpEachOther

    Volunteer Now has launched its ‘#HelpEachOther’ campaign to help safeguard those most at risk in the community.  And, in response to an increasing number of requests by people looking for opportunities to help their local community during these uncertain and changing times. 

    If you are an organisation who would like to involve more volunteers as a result of COVID-19 or if you are keen to volunteer,  find out more or register your interest at Volunteer Now - 'HelpEachOther’.

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