Updated new national Covid measures for Wales

A new and simpler set of national rules will apply once the Wales-wide firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday 9 November 2020.

The new national measures, are designed to protect people’s health and provide as much freedom as possible while the virus remains in circulation.

The new national measures include:

  • The need to maintain two metre social distancing and wear face masks in enclosed public places, including on public transport and taxis, will continue.
  • The requirement to work from home whenever possible will remain.
  • People should only meet with their ‘bubble’ in their own home and only two households will be able to form a ‘bubble’. If one person from either household develops symptoms, everyone should immediately self-isolate.
  • Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoors activity and up to 30 in an organised activity outdoors, providing all social distancing, hand hygiene and other covid safety measures are followed.
  • Churches, temples, synagogues and other places of worship will be able to re-open as they were before the fire break.
  • Community centres will also re-open.
  • Universities will continue to operate as they have during the fire break, and schools and colleges.
  • Shops, gyms and other all other premises open to the public required to close during the firebreak will reopen.
  • Groups of up to 4 individuals can meet in a regulated setting such as a restaurant, café or pub. But this is subject to strict protections discussed with the hospitality sector, including advance booking, time-limited slots and verified identification. 
  • The 10pm end on alcohol sales will remain in place.
  • As part of keeping risks to a minimum, people should avoid non-essential travel as much as possible. There will be no legal restrictions on travel within Wales for residents, but international travel should be for essential reasons only.

For further information please visit the GOV.WALES website.

Source: Business Wales 


Posted on: Wednesday 4th November 2020