Wales Lockdown Update - August '21

On Saturday 7th August, most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in Wales, but not all.  So what can we do now, and what rules are still in place?

Social Distancing Limits

There are no longer any legal limits on the amount of people who can meet up indoors or outdoors.  However, people are encouraged to meet up outdoors where possible, or stick to well ventilated areas to try and limit transmission as much as possible.


People who have tested positive for coronavirus are still required to self-isolate for ten days.  Adults who have been double vaccinated, and have been in close contact with a positive case, will no longer have to self-isolate.  For those who haven’t received the two doses of the vaccination should continue to follow the rules that were in place previously.

Face coverings

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in hospitality settings, however some venues may ask you to do so on a voluntary basis.  Face masks are still required in shops, on public transport and in healthcare settings. 

Whilst the changes are a relief to many, the post-covid world will still be daunting and will leave many people feeling just as vulnerable as ever. 

Have a read of our blog about coming out of shielding which may help you to ease into things out and about in the community.

At Home Instead, things remain business as usual for us – all our safe practices including PPE and infection control remain in place as we continue to put our clients at the forefront of what we do. 

If you have any questions about our covid-safe measures or you’d like to enquire about our services please do not hesitate to get in touch.