The Covid 19 restrictions are changing frequently, so it’s important that you check on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales or within Wales. 

Further details can be found at https://gov.wales/coronavirus

The updated Coronavirus Control Plan sets out the following phased steps for moving from alert level four restrictions into alert level three:

From Monday 12 April:

  • The full return of children to schools for face-to-face education, all post-16 learners will return to further education and training centres, and university campus’ will be able to open for blended face-to-face/online learning for all students
  • All remaining shops will reopen, completing the phased reopening of non-essential retail
  • All remaining close contact services will open, including mobile services
  • Travel restrictions on traveling into and out of Wales will be lifted. However, restrictions on travel to countries outside the Common Travel Area without a reasonable excuse, remain in place. The Common Travel Area means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland
  • Wedding ‘show-arounds’ by appointment are allowed
  • Restrictions on political canvassing are removed, subject to canvassers doing so safely

Further easements to restrictions in the coming weeks will be subject to the public health situation remaining favourable.

From Saturday 24th April

  • Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April.   The current rule provides for up to six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) from a maximum of two households to meet outdoors. The new rules from Saturday will allow six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) to meet outdoors.  People should observe social distancing from people from outside their household or support bubble when meeting others outside.

On Monday 26 April:    

  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, would be allowed to 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)

On Monday 3 May (previously Monday 10 May):

  • Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities can reopen. This will include individual or one-to-one training but not exercise classes
  • Extended household will again allow two households to meet and have contact indoors
  • 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.

Proposed changes from 17th May (to be confirmed at the next three-week review on May 13)

  • Opening of the hospitality sector indoors – bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes
  • Opening of other tourist accommodation, indoor entertainment and attractions

Preparations will be made to allow the following relaxations to be considered at the review on 13 May by the next Welsh Government, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable. 

The reopening/resumption of the following, from the first week of the new cycle, i.e. Monday 17 May

  • Children’s indoor activities. 
  • Community centres; 
  • Organised indoor activities for adults, limited to a maximum of 15 people. This includes exercise classes. 

These are indicative dates to give the sectors time to plan and prepare – decisions on these will be made nearer the time, once the impact of other relaxations have been assessed and subject to the health situation allowing the relaxations to go ahead. 

In the meantime, we’re here to provide inspiration for you to plan your #VisitNorthWalesLater with www.gonorthwales.co.uk and www.visitconwy.org.uk