- Wales moved fully into alert level zero from 6am on 7 August. This meant all restrictions on meeting with others will be removed and all businesses will be able to open.
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.
- 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.
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.
There will be some protections will still be in place:
- 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.
*People in Wales need an NHS Covid pass to be able to legally attend large events. They are compulsory for over-18s and will show that an individual has either tested negative on a lateral flow test or are fully vaccinated against Covid.
The Covid Pass will be required for entry to:
• Nightclubs and similar venues
• Indoor, non-seated venues for more than 500 people
• Outdoor, non-seated venues for more than 4,000 people
• All events for more than 10,000 people.
Information on how to get an NHS Covid Pass is available here.
The updated Coronavirus Control Plan: autumn and winter 2021 has additional information and outlines the key actions which Welsh Government could put in place to control the spread of the virus.
The First Minister is reminding people that even if you have been fully vaccinated, meeting outside is safer than inside; let fresh air into indoor spaces, get tested even for mild symptoms, to self-isolate when you are required to do so, to continue to keep at a distance when we are out and work from home whenever we can.