You should only be outside of your home for very limited reasons, which include: 

  • the need to obtain supplies and services for you or your household, for example food, medicine, and essential household maintenance. We encourage everyone to make this as infrequently as possible 
  • to exercise, alone or with members of your household. We encourage this to be done locally. 
  • to access childcare and education 
  • to access medical services or other public services 
  • to deposit and withdraw money from a bank or similar establishment 
  • to provide care for or to help a vulnerable person; this includes getting food or medicines for them 
  • to help the NHS by donating blood 
  • for work purposes, or voluntary or charitable purposes, but only where it is not reasonably practicable to do this from home 
  • to visit a cemetery, burial ground or garden of remembrance to pay your respects 
  • to attend a wedding, civil partnership or funeral if you are invited 
  • to attend court or meet other legal obligations 
  • to escape a risk of illness or injury, such as for victims or people at risk of domestic abuse 
  • to access services provided to victims of crime or domestic abuse or those at imminent risk of becoming victims 

Whenever you leave home, you should try to minimise time spent outside of the home, and ensure you stay at least 2 metres away from anyone you don’t live with or are in a permitted “bubble” with. 

What if I do not have a home, or I am in unsuitable accommodation? 

Your local authority should help find you suitable emergency accommodation and support if you do not have a home or are in unsuitable accommodation, they have funding to support this. 

If you are in need of support then you should contact the housing options team in your local area, their contact details will be located on your local authority’s website. 

The Welsh Government also funds Shelter Cymru to provide independent housing advice and support. Further information, advice and support can be found on the Shelter Cymru website. 

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