There will be no new COVID-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland for the time being.
The announcement comes after Stormont ministers held a virtual meeting on Thursday to consider the latest data.
The Omicron variant now accounts for more than 90% of new cases in the North.
However the isolation period for people who test positive there has been cut from 10 days to seven.
First Minister Paul Givan says the change takes effect from Friday.
However he says this is subject to a negative antigen test on both the sixth and seventh days.
"We have agreed to reduce the number of days for self-isolation from 10 to seven - subject to negative lateral flow tests on day six and day seven.
"This recognises that Omicron is now the dominant strain in Northern Ireland".
While Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill says the focus will be on personal responsibility.
"We're clearly in a very difficult period and the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly throughout the community.
"And it now accounts for more than 90% of all of our COVID cases here.
"We know this variant is highly transmissible, so it's really really important that everyone takes steps to minimise the risk of transmission".