The Stormont Executive will meet next Thursday, April 15, to discuss further easing of lockdown restrictions.
Economy Minister Diane Dodds has put forward papers to ease restrictions further, First Minister Arlene Foster has said.
Earlier, a tourism body called for travel restrictions to be eased between NI and GB.
And the hospitality sector has also called for dates for when pubs, restaurants, hotels and ‘wet bars’ can reopen after being in lockdown since Boxing Day, December 26.
From Monday, April 12, outdoor retailers such as garden centres, car washes and car garages can reopen.
Contactless click-and-collect for all non-essential retail can also take place from that date.
The Executive’s pathway to recovery document states the next review of restrictions is due to take place on 15 April.
“My colleague, Diane Dodds, has put papers in in relation to the lifting of restrictions in terms of close-contact services, hairdressers, beauticians, for non-essential retail, and I do hope that we will be able to give dates in relation to those issues when we next go to the executive to look at those issues,” Mrs Foster said on Tuesday.
“I think what you will see coming out of the next Executive meeting are some timelines.”