First Minister Mark Drakeford has just announced a road-map for further easing of restrictions in April, and into the middle of May should the public health picture remain positive.

Here’s an outline of the plans:

  • 12 April: Schools, shops and travel

Providing Covid rates remain low, from 12 April there will be a full return of face-to-face learning in schools and post-16 learners.

Universities will open for blended face-to-face and online learning.

All remaining shops can reopen, completing the phased reopening of non-essential retail, as well as close-contact services.

The ban on non-essential travel in or out of Wales will also be lifted, however restrictions on non-essential travel to countries outside the ‘common travel area’ will remain in place.

Viewing at wedding venues can also resume by appointment, and outdoor canvassing can begin ahead of the Senedd Election in May.

Outdoor hospitality will be allowed to resume from 26 April.
  • 26 April: Outdoor hospitality and attractions

From 26 April, pubs, cafes and restaurants can resume outdoor services.

Outdoor attractions, such as funfairs and theme parks, will also be allowed to reopen.

  • 3 May: Organised outdoor activities and weddings

As the summer approaches, organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people will be allowed to take place from 3 May, and wedding receptions limited to 30 people can also resume.

  • 10 May: Gyms and extended households

Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities will be allowed to reopen from 10 May, but this will be limited to individual or one-to-one personal training – not group classes.

Extended households will also resume – allowing two households to meet indoors.

  • 17 May: Children’s indoor activities and community centres

At the May 13 review, Welsh Government will confirm if children’s indoor activities and community centres can reopen on May 17.

  • Late May: Indoor hospitality and holiday accommodation

On 13 May, the Welsh Government will consider allowing indoor hospitality to reopen after 17 May but before the end of that month – in time for the Spring bank holiday.

As always, you can get the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions on the Welsh Government by clicking here.

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