Vulnerable people in NI who were advised to shield can now go outdoors, as part of lockdown measures lifted by the executive.

Large retailers, including car showrooms and shops in retail parks, can also reopen, and outdoor weddings with 10 people present can take place.

The moves were announced last week by ministers and take effect on Monday.

The executive will meet later to discuss whether more steps from its recovery plan can be implemented.

Pressure is building on Stormont ministers to name a reopening date for all retailers.

On Sunday, Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill told RTÉ News that she sees the reopening of smaller retailers like shoe and clothes shops as another important step on the road to recovery.

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