1st April: Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax COVID restrictions

The First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced that from Monday 12 April, the following relaxations can go ahead:

  • All remaining shops can reopen, completing the phased reopening of non-essential retail.
  • All remaining close contact services can open, including mobile services.
  • Travel restrictions on traveling into and out of Wales will be lifted. However, restrictions on travel to countries outside the Common Travel Area without a reasonable excuse, remain in place. The Common Travel Area means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Viewings at wedding venues can resume by appointment.

The Welsh Government is also signalling further changes it aims to confirm at the 22 April review, subject to public health conditions and final confirmation by Ministers, which would see outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality reopen, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants on Monday 26 April.

By early May, plans include allowing organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people to take place, and for gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities to reopen for individual or one-to-one training but not exercise classes.

From Monday 17 May, the reopening/resumption of children’s indoor activities and organised indoor activities for adults, limited to a maximum of 15 people. This includes exercise classes.

After 17 May, they will consider enabling indoor hospitality and remaining visitor accommodation to reopen in advance of the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May.

For further information please visit GOV.Wales.

Source: Business Wales 


Posted on: Wednesday 7th April 2021