Local coronavirus restrictions introduced to control Covid-19 in Torfaen

Coronavirus laws are being further tightened in Torfaen on Monday 28 September in response to a rising rate of Covid-19 cases in the borough and due to Torfaen’s proximity to neighbouring areas where numbers are significantly higher. This follows a meeting on Sunday between Welsh Government Ministers and the Leader of Torfaen Council, Cllr Anthony Hunt. 

The restrictions, which will apply to everyone living in Torfaen are:

  • People will not be allowed to enter or leave Torfaen without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education;
  • People will only be able to meet people they don’t live with outdoors for the time being. They will not be able to form, or be in, extended households (sometimes known as ‘bubbles’). This means meeting indoors (in people’s houses, in a pub or elsewhere) with anyone you don’t live with is not allowed at the moment unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person.
  • All licensed premises have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm.  See details on the hospitality sector                                                       
  • Everyone over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in indoor places, which are open to the public, such as shops, as well as on public transport – as is the case in the rest of Wales. (There are some limited exemptions for people with disabilities and medical conditions – these are the same as for public transport).

HSE Covid-19 updates for your business  - The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which your business may find useful. https://www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk/en/Welcome-Zone/News/2020/September/HSE-Covid-19-updates-for-your-business.aspx

Posted on: Wednesday 30th September 2020