Minister has announced an update to the Covid rules in Wales. You can read the
full statement here.
The announcement is summarised below.
Wales will move fully into alert level one from 17 July. This means:
- Up to six people can meet indoors in private homes and holiday
- Organised indoor events can take place for up to 1,000 seated and up to 200 standing.
- A specific requirement for employees to provide comprehensive information on the risks and mitigations identified in the COVID risk assessment with their employees.
Wales will move to Alert level zero, if the public health situation allows, on 7 August. This means:
- All premises would be able to open and most – but not all – restrictions will be removed and replaced with the ongoing requirement for all organisations and businesses to carry out Covid risk assessments. These will determine what reasonable measures are needed to be put in place to keep workers and customers and visitors safe.
- There will also be no legal limits on the number of people who can meet others indoors, including in private homes.
- Face coverings will continue to be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport, with the exception of hospitality settings.
- There will be no law on social distancing, venues will have to access the risk.
The First Minister has also confirmed that people who have who have been fully vaccinated in the UK will no longer need to self-isolate if they are returning from an amber list country, in line with the position in England and Scotland, but strongly recommend that people to holiday in this country.
The following aspects also remain in place:
- All outdoor recreational shooting and conservation activities are permitted.
- All indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities (including shooting
ranges) can open.
- All shops (including gun shops) are permitted to open.
- All holiday accommodation in Wales can reopen fully.