A series of changes will be made to the coronavirus regulations over the next 3 weeks

From 3 August: The restrictions preventing more than two households or extended households meeting outdoors will be changed to allow up to 30 people to meet outdoors. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.Pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes will be able to re-open indoors. As will indoor bowling alleys, auction houses and bingo halls.Licenced wedding venues will be able to re-open to provide wedding ceremonies. However, indoor receptions will not be able to take place for the time being – they will be considered as part of the changes for August 15.The guidance will be updated to relax the position on children under 11 having to maintain a 2 metres […]

“Addo. My promise to Wales” – Industry toolkit now available

As Wales’ tourism industry starts to re-open, Visit Wales communication message is ‘Visit Wales. Safely’, which includes the pledge that they’re encouraging everyone travelling around Wales to get behind, to do the little things that make a big difference. To make a promise together, to ‘Addo’ as we prepare to start exploring again, to care for each other, our land and for our communities. The pledge can be signed virtually on www.visitwales.com/promise. Visit Wales have developed an industry toolkit to make it easier for you to get involved and to share your pledges on social using #Addo#VisitWalesSafely. https://assets.wales.com/assets?tags=Visit%20Wales%20Safely%20Toolkit

Cultural Recovery Fund

The Welsh Government is today announcing a £53m fund to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended to provide essential support to theatres, galleries, music venues, heritage sites, museums, galleries, archive services, events and festivals, and independent cinemas who have all seen a dramatic loss of revenue due to the pandemic. Funding will support both organisations and individuals in the sector. The total funding package is £53m in 2020-21 comprising £50m revenue and £3m capital. Further details, including guidance for applicants, will be announced later in August. https://gov.wales/written-statement-cultural-recovery-fund

Guidance and regulations for tour/ coach operators

Anyone operating tours or visits around Wales will need to ensure that they and their clients comply with the latest* Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020 and guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses for a phased and safe re-opening.  This must include a full risk assessment and consideration of all requirements including (but not limited to) social/physical distancing and our Test, Trace, Protect approach.  In respect of transport, coach operators should follow the guidance that applies to public transport operators and ensure that they have undertaken a full risk assessment.  Note that from 27 July three-layer face coverings will become compulsory on the public transport in Wales. In […]

Important Parking Update

No parking at Pen y Pass this weekend. The Snowdon Sherpa Park and Ride Service will be running every 15 minutes from Nant Peris and Llanberis car parks to Pen y Pass this weekend. Please tell your guests to check the parking updates which can be found on https://www.snowdonia.gov.wales/authority/coronavirus/pen-y-pass-car-park-update

Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further in Wales

Tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites and all hotels will be able to re-open from Saturday (25 July) as will underground attractions, marking the full re-opening of Wales’ visitor attractions. New rules making it compulsory to wear a face covering on public transport, including taxis, will also come into effect on Monday (27 July). This is the latest in the phased re-opening of Wales’ hospitality, leisure and retail sectors. In addition to beauty salons, nail parlours, tattoo shops, cinemas, amusement arcades, museums and galleries, the coronavirus regulations will also be amended to enable the housing market to re-open fully. https://gov.wales/coronavirus-restrictions-relaxed-further-wales

Webinar: Contact Tracing Update

Contact tracing is an essential part of Welsh Government Test, Trace Protect strategy and is a tried and tested method of controlling the spread of infectious diseases by breaking the link in transmission. The purpose is to provide real time intelligence on the coverage of the disease, establish how quickly it is spreading, and where there are hotspots of infection. In Wales we have a robust public health system delivered by local health boards and local authorities with significant expertise in contact tracing which puts us in a strong position to respond to this pandemic.  The challenge now is to scale up our contact tracing capacity to levels not seen […]