The Northern Ireland Executive has published a five-point plan to relax Covid-19 restrictions.
It notes that as of 10 May, 33,440 individuals in the North had been tested for Covid-19, with 4,149 laboratory-confirmed cases and 438 reported deaths, adding that although overall case numbers are continuing to rise, it is at a slower rate than before.
It also notes a "gradual decline" in both hospital admissions and intensive care unit occupancy, "reflecting a reduction in transmission of the virus here and progression of the epidemic".
However the document says it is "currently unclear" how long those who have recovered from Covid-19 will retain immunity.
"Furthermore, at present, best estimates suggest that less than 5% of our population are likely to have had the infection and recovered, which is not a sufficiently high level of population immunity to confer protection from further spread of the virus," the document reads.
Turning to the R measure of virus transmission, the document indicates a current approximate level of 0.8, adding the approach being taken is aimed at maintaining the R value below one.
The NI Executive document states an ambition to relax restrictions and shares a five-point plan.