Wales Lockdown Update - July 21

Mark Drakeford has outlined plans for lifting lockdown rules in Wales, following England’s announcement earlier this week.

Whereas England’s rules will be lifted on Monday 19th July, it is expected that Wales will lift most of it’s current restrictions on Saturday 7th August, as long as covid figures allow. 

What is changing in Wales?

Over the next few weeks, there will be a few more changes to the current rules:

17th July

Up to six people can meet indoors, in private homes or holiday accommodation.

Organised indoor events can take place for up to 1000 seated and up to 200 standing

7th August

No limit on the number of people that can meet indoors

No laws on social distancing – venues will need to make their own risk assessments and set out their own guidelines.

Face coverings

Face masks will still be mandatory on public transport, and all indoor public spaces including shops and health and social care settings.  However, face masks will no longer be required in hospitality setting such as pubs and restaurants. 

If travelling from England into Wales or vice versa on public transport, travellers will be still advised to wear facemasks – it will no longer be mandatory over the border from 19th July.

As a Health & Social care setting, there will be no immediate changes to Home Instead's regulations on the use of PPE and infection control when looking after client's.  We will still be adhering to the same guidelines as we have since the beginning of the pandemic in order to maintain the safety of our clients and caregivers.