Coronavirus: N.Ireland lockdown eased more than rest of UK – BBC News

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Northern Ireland has decided to relax its lockdown more than any other part of the UK, despite previously having stricter rules to control coronavirus. Up to six people will now be able to meet outdoors in Northern Ireland. Drive in church services and cinemas will also be allowed .

The government in Scotland has made clear that restrictions there will not be eased for some time yet..

In England the government has said it wants many primary school children to return to their classes at the beginning of June. But the details of how that would work are still unclear and many teachers and parents oppose the move.

Research from the Institute for Fiscal studies has found that children from less well-off households are spending far less time on educational activities while at home during lockdown.

Fiona Bruce presents BBC News at Ten reports from Ireland Correspondent Emma Vardy, Scotland Editor Sarah Smith and Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys.

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