Welsh Government: Alert level 0: guidance for employers, businesses and organisations

At Alert Level Zero, from August 7 2021, there are no legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events. In addition all businesses and premises may be open.

However, the Welsh Government has kept a small but significant number of legal requirements to help reduce the spread of the virus and help protect the most vulnerable. Businesses, employers and other organisations have a duty to protect their employees and customers while on their premises. While there are some important steps we must all continue to take to help ourselves and others, three legal requirements remain at Alert Level Zero:

  1. Businesses, employers and other organisations, including activity and event organisers, must undertake a coronavirus risk assessment of their premises and activities and take reasonable measures to minimise exposure to, and the spread of, coronavirus based on that risk assessment.
  2. Everyone must still self-isolate for 10 days if they test positive for COVID-19.  If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are not fully vaccinated you must also self-isolate for 10 days as instructed by the Test Trace Protect system. 
  3. Adults and children over 12 must wear face-coverings in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes or nightclubs.

Welsh Government has issued guidance intended to provide the essential information needed to help businesses, employers and other organisations or institutions meet the legal obligations they are under to minimise the risk of people being exposed to, or spreading, coronavirus on their premises.

  • How does coronavirus spread?
  • What can I do to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading as a person responsible for a premises, employees, event or activity?
  • What is the legal requirement on businesses, workplaces, public places and event organisers?
  • Enforcement
For all the details please visit Alert level 0: guidance for employers, businesses and organisations [HTML] | GOV.WALES
Posted on: Friday 6th August 2021