Welsh Government Press Release: Wales moves to alert level zero 7th August 2021

First Minister Mark Drakeford will urge everyone to continue to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as he confirms Wales will move to the new alert level zero on Saturday August 7th 2021

At alert level zero, all restrictions on meeting with others will be removed and all businesses will be able to open. But some important protections will continue to be in place to give everyone the confidence to enjoy the summer ahead.

These include:

  • Everyone must continue to isolate for 10 days if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have a positive test result.
  • Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor public places in Wales, including on public transport, in shops and in healthcare settings. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear them, as there are currently.
  • All those responsible for premises open to the public and workplaces must carry out a Covid risk assessment and continue to take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus. 

Wales will move to alert level zero at 6am on 7 August, following the latest review of the coronavirus regulations in Wales. At alert level zero:

  • There will be no legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events.
  • Businesses which were required to be closed will be able to re-open. This includes nightclubs.
  • Premises which are open to the public and workplaces will have more flexibility about which reasonable measures they take to minimise the risk of coronavirus. But these should be tailored to their risk assessment and their specific circumstances.
  • Face coverings will not be a legal requirement in hospitality settings where food and drink is served, but will continue to be required in most indoor public places.

Also on 7 August (from 00.01), adults who are fully vaccinated and children and young people under 18, will no longer need to isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone who has coronavirus.

Read the full press release at https://gov.wales/wales-moves-alert-level-zero

Also, further details for businesses are available in the Universal Guidance alert level 0: guidance for employers, businesses and organisations.  

 

Posted on: Friday 6th August 2021