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

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.

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 […]

Reopen safely, start trading again with the Safe to Trade Scheme

Join thousands of other businesses who reopened safely and created a safe, relaxing hospitality experience for all to enjoy.  Shield Safety Group, the award-winning Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety consultancy, have partnered with North Wales Tourism to introduce the Safe to Trade. Designed to restore consumer confidence, ensure everyone is protected and help you start trading again, Safe to Trade is the ultimate safety standard. It’s an expert guarantee that proves a location has been rigorously assessed by a team of Environmental Health Practitioners, and that your business has been deemed Safe to Trade. In a recent Hospitality Consumer Insights report, 95% of respondents feel it’s important or […]