COVID-19: Restrictions in place for hospitality setting from 6pm 4th December

Information has  been produced and updated in consultation with the Hospitality sector for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Key summary: 

  • All hospitality settings, including restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can open indoors and outdoors for the consumption of food and non-alcoholic drinks but must close between 18:00 and 06:00 the next morning. Alcoholic drinks cannot be served or consumed at any time within these premises and this will be strictly enforced.
  • Hotels and other accommodation providers can remain open and can serve food and non-alcoholic drinks in bar/restaurant areas within their premises up  to 22:00 to residents, but must close by 18:00 to non-residents.
  • Residents in hotels and other accommodation can order food and drink at any time for consumption in their own rooms, but this must not include alcohol  after 22:00 and before 06:00 the next day.
  • Takeaway services without a license to sell alcohol can sell food and non-alcoholic drinks for consumption off the premises at any time. Premises with a         license for off-sales can continue to sell alcohol until 22:00 as part of the takeaway offer.

All settings must keep in place measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in their venues.  These include: measures around:

  • Controlled entry
  • Table service, 
  • Payment
  • Physical distancing 
  • Groups  of up to 4
  • Face coverings
  • Contact details 

Fuller details can be found  at :

COVID-19: Restrictions in place for hospitality settings from 18:00 on Friday 4th December (

Wales Guidance for Hospitality - UKHospitality

In addition updated guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses to keep employees and visitors safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic  can be found at: 

Keep Wales Safe: guidance for tourism and hospitality [HTML] | GOV.WALES

Information on the package of sector specific support is available  at :

Cinemas, bowling alleys, bingo halls, soft-play areas, casinos, museums, galleries and heritage sites, and other indoor entertainment venues will  shut, although outdoor visitor attractions will not be affected





Posted on: Friday 4th December 2020