Outdoor hospitality given go-ahead to reopen and rules on mixing outdoors relaxed in Wales

Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.

The current rule provides for up to six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) from a maximum of two households to meet outdoors. The new rules from Saturday will allow six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) to meet outdoors.

People should observe social distancing from people from outside their household or support bubble when meeting others outside.

The rules for meeting indoors remain unchanged.

The First Minister has also confirmed outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April 2021.

On Monday 26 April 2021:    

  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, will reopen. 
  • Outdoor hospitality can resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants. Indoor hospitality will remain closed except for takeaways.
  • Organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people can again take place (previously Monday 3 May).
  • Weddings receptions can take place outdoors for up to 30 people (previously Monday 3 May)

Welsh Government have updated their guidance for the re-opening of hospitality (pubs, cafes, restaurants and licensed venues) outdoors. Take a look at the UK Hospitality Guidance For Hospitality in Wales for information on COVID-19 secure advice and risk assessments for hospitality businesses.

On Friday (23 April 2021), the First Minister will confirm further relaxations to the covid rules that will come into force on Monday 26 April 2021.

Source: Welsh Government Press Release  & Business Wales 

 

 

Posted on: Wednesday 21st April 2021