First Minister Mark Drakeford has today given an update on Coronavirus measures in Wales (14/01/22)
A plan to return Wales to alert level zero measures has been set out by First Minister Mark Drakeford.
The move comes as the latest public health data suggests cases of coronavirus have started to fall back from their very high levels. More than two-thirds of people aged 12 and over have received a booster or third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The full move to alert level zero will be dependent on the public health situation continuing to improve.
If conditions allow, the alert level two restrictions will be removed in a phased approach.
From tomorrow (January 15th), the number of people who can be present at outdoor events will rise from 50 to 500.
From Friday, 21st January Wales would move to alert level zero for all outdoor activities. This means there will be no limits on the number of people who can take part in outdoor activities.
• Crowds will be able to return to outdoor sporting events
• Outdoor hospitality would be able to operate without additional reasonable measures
• The Covid Pass will be required for entry to larger outdoor events
If the downward trend continues, from Friday 28th January Wales would move to alert level zero for all indoor activities.
• Nightclubs will be able to re-open
• Working from home would remain important but it would no longer be a legal requirement
• Businesses, employers and other organisations must undertake a specific coronavirus risk assessment and take reasonable measures to minimise the spread of coronavirus
• The Covid Pass will be required for entry to nightclubs, events, cinemas, concert halls and theatres
• The rule of 6, table service and 2m physical distancing no longer required in hospitality
The self-isolation rules for all those who test positive for Covid and the face covering rules for most public indoor places will remain in force after 28th January.
The three-weekly cycle would be re-introduced from 10 February, when the Welsh Government will review all remaining measures at alert level zero.
To read the First Minister's statement in full click here.
Help keep Wales safe:
- Get both of your jabs & your booster
- Get tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms
- Outdoors is safer than indoors
- Keep your distance when you can
- Wash your hands
- Wear a face covering
Read the current guidance here.