Wales Coronavirus Fire-Break – businesses and services whose premises are subject to restrictions or closure

The Welsh Government have issued new regulations which impose restrictions on individuals, businesses and others to protect public health. They replace the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

The regulations includes a list of businesses and services whose premises are subject to restrictions or closure. The list can be found on page 36 of the regulations.

Here is a list: 

Premises that must close

  • Homeware stores
  • Nail, beauty or tanning salons, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Hair salons and barbers
  • Auction houses
  • Car dealers
  • Betting shops
  • Garden centres and nurseries
  • Shopping centres, arcades and markets
  • Cinemas and Theatres
  • Nightclubs and live music venues
  • Bingo halls and casinos
  • Leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms and spas
  • Museums and galleries
  • Funfairs, amusement and theme parks
  • Visitor attractions
  • Libraries
  • Estate or letting agents and show homes
  • Conference and event venues
  • Pubs, restaurants and cafes must close for consumption on the premises but takeaway food sales are allowed.
  • Holiday and camping sites, along with hotels and B&Bs, holiday apartments and hostels must also shut - unless a resident cannot move elsewhere, or it is their permanent residence.
  • Places of worship can only open for wedding vows or funerals, and crematoriums for funerals.

Premises that can remain open

  • Food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, and off-licences
  • Hospital and educational libraries
  • Newsagents
  • Building and hardware stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Bicycle shops
  • Petrol stations
  • Car repair and MoT services
  • Taxi or vehicle hire businesses
  • Banks, building societies and credit unions
  • Post offices
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services
  • Veterinary surgeons and pet shops
  • Agricultural supplies
  • Livestock markets
  • Funeral directors
Posted on: Friday 23rd October 2020