The First Minister has confirmed that pubs, restaurants and cafes in Wales will reopen on November 9th. Once the firebreak ends, up to four people from up to four different households will be able to meet in a regulated hospitality setting – such as a pub, bar, restaurant or café – for food or drinks.
Children under the age of 11 do not count towards the four-person limit.
The four-person limit does also not apply to people who share the same household or – in that instance, more than four could sit together – but they will have to prove they share an address.
The four-person allowance is dependent on how big the pub or restaurant is, and whether it can accommodate a party of four whilst adhering to coronavirus safety regulations. The Welsh Government is encouraging people to keep groups as small as possible.
With these new rules in place after November 9th, all COVID-19 precautions will become even more important. Please stick to the rules, and always ensure you’re filling in track and trace forms via the NHS COVID-19 app if you visit a hospitality setting.