Welsh Government: Rule changes on hold for 4 weeks as delta spreads

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce a 4-week pause to the coronavirus rules on Friday 18 June 2021 to help boost protection against the new delta variant.

The Welsh Government reviewed the public health situation this week, mid-way through the current three-week regulations cycle, after announcing a phased move into alert level one. The rules around larger outdoor activities and events were relaxed on 7 June 2021.

Although there will be no substantive changes to the rules for a 4-week period – the regulations will be reviewed again on 15 July 2021 – some small technical amendments are being made to the coronavirus regulations to make them easier to understand and easier to apply for businesses.

These include:

  • The number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership reception or wake, organised by a business in an indoors regulated premise, such as a hotel, will be determined by the size of the venue and a risk assessment.
  • Clarifying small grassroots music and comedy venues will be able to operate on the same basis as hospitality venues, like pubs and cafes.
  • Primary school children in the same school contact group or bubble will be able to stay overnight in a residential outdoor education centre.

Pilot events in theatre, sport and other sectors will also continue throughout June and July.

For further information visit GOV.Wales.

Source: Business Wales https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-events

Posted on: Friday 18th June 2021