Coronavirus Advice

Wales

  • Wales will move fully into alert level zero from 6am on 7 August. This means 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.

 

Also, from tomorrow 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.  

 

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.

    Coronavirus advice for England

    Coronavirus advice for Scotland

    Coronavirus advice for Northern Ireland