Hospitality re-opening outdoors in Wales

Welsh Government have announced that six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April 2021 while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April 2021.

On Monday 26 April 2021:    

  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, will reopen. 
  • Outdoor hospitality can resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants. Indoor hospitality will remain closed except for takeaways.
  • Organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people can again take place (previously Monday 3 May).
  • Weddings receptions can take place outdoors for up to 30 people (previously Monday 3 May)

Further changes to the coronavirus restrictions have been announced by the First Minister Mark Drakeford:

Changes from Monday 3 May:

  •  Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities being able to reopen
  •  People will also again be able to form extended households with one other household.
  •  Relaxations planned for 17 May will be brought forward to the 3 May, including:
  •  The resumption of indoor supervised activities for children
  •  Indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults (such as exercise classes and swimming lessons)
  •  And the re-opening of community centres.

First Minister said:

"It will be for the incoming Welsh Government to confirm these arrangements at the next three-week review, which will be held on May 13 – a week after the election. It is my assessment that the hospitality sector – bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes – will be able to open indoors from May 17, together with all other tourist accommodation, indoor entertainment and attractions".

For further information please visit GOV.Wales.

Welsh Government have updated their guidance for the re-opening of hospitality (pubs, cafes, restaurants and licensed venues) outdoors, take a look at the UK Hospitality Guidance For Hospitality in Wales for information on COVID-19 secure advice and risk assessments for hospitality businesses.

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