The Welsh Government will today set out plans for a future with fewer COVID-19 restrictions. As case rates in Wales remain relatively low, and vaccinations continue at pace, the following changes will be made:
From July 17th:
From Saturday, up to six people can meet and organised indoor events can take place.
There will be no limit on the amount of people who can gather outdoors and we will no longer have to social distance when outdoors.
From August 7th if cases are low:
– All premises would be able to open and most – but not all – restrictions will be removed
– There will also be no legal limits on the number of people who can meet others indoors, including in private homes.
Face coverings will continue to be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport at alert level zero from 7 August, except in hospitality settings.
The First Minister has also confirmed that people who have who have been fully vaccinated in the UK will no longer need to self-isolate if they are returning from an amber list country, in line with the position in England and Scotland.
As First Minister Mark Drakeford says: “The pandemic is not over and the virus continues to spread across Wales, which makes it really important for everyone to say yes to vaccination and to do everything we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
“Even though vaccines have weakened the link between the virus and hospitalisation, we are seeing young, fit people suffer from long-Covid, which, for some, has a major impact on their lives.
“We have the headroom to continue to gradually remove restrictions, but each and every one of us has a really important part to play to keep Wales safe as we head into the summer.”
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