Entertainment venues including theaters and concert halls Indoor and outdoor visitor attractions Sport, leisure and fitness facilities Pubs, bars and cafés (except for takeaway and delivery) Hairdressers and nail salons Non-essential shops (click and collect allowed) More than half of the population of Wales are now subject to tighter rules, with the Welsh Government announcing lockdowns for 11 counties and one town.
As well as licensed premises closing earlier, off-licences and supermarkets are now not allowed to sell alcohol after 22:00 and hospitality businesses will be required to provide table service only. At the start of lockdown, strict rules meant people were unable to meet anyone who they did not live with, in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus.
Despite the gradual easing of restrictions over the summer, meetings indoors with anyone outside your extended household have remained illegal. You are able to meet in local parks, open spaces and private gardens, though you should not go into someone's home unless they are in your “extended household”.
The Welsh Government has acknowledged people may have to pass through someone's home to reach a private garden, but individuals have been told not to stay inside. Children under 11 do not have to maintain a 2 m distance from each other or from adults because of lower rates of transmission in their age group.
Media caption BBC's Laura Foster explains how to wear your mask correctly and help stop coronavirus spreading People in Wales were told to wear face coverings in shops and other indoor public spaces from 14 September, following other parts of the UK.
Both customers and staff are legally required to wear face coverings in shops, shopping centers, places of worship, hairdressers and salons, cinemas and museums, gyms and leisure centers, and anywhere that is open to members of the public. But in his announcement on restrictions on 22 September, Mr Drake ford urged people to only take essential journeys.
Service stations are not affected by local lockdowns and can still provide toilet facilities, fuel and food and drink. But beer gardens and outdoor seating have reopened, with some areas, including Cardiff, shutting roads to create alfresco dining space.
Couples can host receptions with food for up to 30 people indoors at weddings and civil ceremonies, if social distancing can be maintained and face coverings are worn. There are limits on the type of activity that can take place, according to Welsh Government guidance, including a ban on loud music and buffets.
Currently, you are able to go for a walk, run or cycle as often as you want with people from a second household, as long as you are not in large groups and are at least 2 m apart. This means exercise classes, team games such as cricket, and sports clubs can meet, but only if they are organized and supervised.
People under local lockdown restrictions are not allowed to leave the county, including to go on holiday elsewhere in Wales. Many people were desperate for a cut, color or to repair the damage done by doing it themselves by the time hairdressers and barbers reopened on 13 July.
For a start, there are strict hygiene rules in place, with hairdressers only able to accept booked appointments. The “new normal” in classrooms means working in bubbles and limited contact with pupils outside their group.
Image captionEmergency plumbing is allowed if social distancing is maintained and trades person and householders are well The Welsh Government recommends no work should be carried out in a household which is isolated or where a vulnerable person is being shielded, unless an emergency repair is needed.
During lockdown mosques, synagogues and churches were closed in Wales, and there have been limits on the number of people attending funerals and weddings. From 13 July faith leaders were able to gradually resume services, once they felt ready to do so safely.
You can also visit estate agents, sales offices or show rooms, but must wear a face covering. People were previously told not to travel to second homes in order protect the smaller NHS hospitals in areas where most Welsh boltholes are situated.
Funerals, memorial services or wakes Maximum capacity summaryAttendanceCapacity in regions outside Greater Sydney must not exceed one attendee per 2 square meters of publicly accessible space. In Greater Sydney, capacity must not exceed 100 patrons, OR one attendee per 4 square meters of publicly accessible space, whichever is less.
The responsible person for a funeral, memorial service or wake must develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addresses the matters in the checklist. The responsible person is generally the occupier of the premises in which the funeral, memorial service or wake is held.
The Service NSW COVID-19 Safe Check-in is strongly recommended as a free, secure and convenient system, but any electronic method that meets the record keeping requirements can be used. View image credits As a responsible tourism destination we are committed to support the safety of the people of Wales and the visitors we welcome each year.
Each alert level has specific rules and advice put in place to control the spread of the virus and protect public health. This represents the level of restrictions closest to normality, which are possible while infection rates are low and other preventative measures, such as social distancing and working from home, remain in place.
This response to higher or rising level of infections where local actions are no longer effective in containing the growth of the virus. We’re working with business owners to ensure the return of tourism is safe for staff, community and visitors alike.
We all need to take steps to protect ourselves, our families and our communities if we are to successfully limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact tracing plays an important role in helping us resume day-to-day activities and is an important part of our Test, Trace, Protect strategy, which will help us live and work alongside the virus while research continues to find more effective treatments and a vaccine.
The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test Trace Protect program to control the spread of Covid-19. People mourning the death of a loved one in England are allowed to organize a funeral no matter in which tier they live.
These limits apply to both indoor and outdoor events and the number of people do not have to include funeral staff. The Government’s guidance states : “The actual number of people able to attend will depend on how many people can be safely accommodated within the premises with social distancing, and where the funeral venue manager has carried out a risk assessment and taken all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
People travelling from abroad are allowed to attend a funeral in England. They are advised to travel to the venue in a car by themselves, or with someone from their household or support bubble and avoid public transport.
In Wales, there isn’t a specific number of people who can attend a funeral. If the event is held indoors, then the gathering will need to take place in regulated premises such as funeral directors, pubs, restaurants, hotels or community centers.
The UK Government published guidance on Protective Measures for Out-of-School Settings on 1 July. From April 2018 the Welsh Government has set the multiplier according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The Welsh Government is providing support in 2020-21 to help businesses in Wales during the Coronavirus outbreak. All retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a hateable value of £500,000 or below will receive 100% non-domestic rates relief in 2020-21.
Download guidance here on Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief in Wales. The Welsh Government provides non-domestic rates relief to eligible small businesses.
Registered childcare providers receive 100% relief until 31 March 2022, during which time it will be evaluated to assess its effect Hydropower projects extract energy from water courses to generate electricity.
Hydropower projects with a hateable value up to £50,000 can apply for support towards their 2020-21 business rates. If your property is occupied by a registered charity or community amateur sports club, and used for charitable purposes, you automatically qualify for 80% mandatory rates relief.
Industrial premises, such as warehouses, which are exempt for a further 3 months listed buildings which are exempt until they become occupied again buildings with a hateable value under £2,600 which are exempt until they become occupied again properties owned by charities, which are exempt if the property's next use is likely to be wholly or mainly for charitable purposes community amateur sports club buildings which are exempt if their next use is likely to be wholly or mainly for a sports club a business whose owner is a company which is subject to a winding-up order made under the Insolvency Act 1986 or which is being wound up voluntarily under that Act a business whose owner is a company in administration within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 or is subject to an administration order made under the former administration provisions within the meaning of article 3 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Commencement No. After the exemption period ends, you will be liable for the full business rate bill.