THE health service across the North of Ireland is getting an extra £560 million in a budget allocation exercise.
Executive ministers have allocated pandemic funding of £687 million which came from the Treasury.
They also redistributed money between departments as part of the normal budgeting process.
That includes £7m for hospices, £15m for sport and £25m for the taxi and coach industry.
Local councils are to get an extra £15m.
The Department for Infrastructure is getting £10m to make up for lost income on things like public transport fares.
The Finance Minister Conor Murphy said some of the extra health money will be spent on enhancing the test, trace and isolate systems.
He said there was also an extra £61m to meet increased education pressures
“This covers costs with restarting schools including; funding to provide a safe learning environment for children and young people, staff costs, free school meals and uniform grants.
“This also includes, nearly £12 million for Education Authority pressures including Special Educational Needs.”
Mr Murphy said the £15m for sport was to help organisations which have lost income as a result of reduced spectators at their events, club membership and running competitions.