people in Northern Ireland have been enjoying a remarkably sunny weekend during one of the best Spring periods since records began.
Beaches, parks and other tourist attractions have attracted many visitors enjoying their freedom from lockdown.
In this atmosphere it is tempting for many of us to believe that perhaps the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over. This is a natural reaction.
However, we still need to look at the situation with hard-headed realism and heed the warning of the health experts who remain cautious.
The virus is still with us, and we still need to be careful about our safety and that of others at all times.