News for Wales
Below is a recap on restrictions in Wales
Government Update on Coronavirus Restrictions in Wales

The Welsh Government has confirmed dates for reopening – assuming the public health situation remains favourable. Unfortunately, Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, won’t be allowed to reopen until 26 April.
From 12 April:
  • All non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen.
  • All close contact services to resume, including mobile services.
  • Travel restrictions within the UK and Common Travel Area will be removed.
  • Wedding ‘show-arounds’ by appointment in hospitality or other premises otherwise required to close will be allowed.
  • There will be restrictions on international travel unless a person has a reasonable excuse.

Pilot Events
The Welsh Government is also developing a programme of pilot events that they hope will be able to take place in May. These pilot events will be for between 200 and 1,000 people and will build on the test events held last September. All events would be subject to Local Authority and public health agreement.
Plans for Reopening Further
Cabinet has agreed to the approach to the next review cycle from 22 April, subject to the public health situation remaining favourable. 
From Monday 26 April:
  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, will be allowed to reopen.
  • Outdoor hospitality can resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants. Indoor hospitality will remain closed except for takeaways.

From Monday 3 May:
  • Organised outdoor activities for adults for up to 30 people can again take place.
  • Weddings receptions can take place outdoors, but will also be limited to 30 people.

From Monday 10 May:
  • Gyms, fitness facilities, leisure centres and swimming pools can reopen. This will include individual or one-to-one training, but not group exercise classes.
  • Extended household will be considered (an exclusive bubble of allow two households who can meet and have contact indoors)
The next review after those changes will take place on 14 May.

Preparations will be made to allow an incoming government to consider further easements, including organised indoor activities, exercise classes, the reopening of community centres and the potential reopening of all accommodation and indoor hospitality, in order for them to be open before the Whitsun bank holiday at the end of May.
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