What businesses, employers, organisations, activity and events organisers in Wales must do at alert level 0.
Below is a summary of what this means for Tourism & Hospitality at alert level zero:
- All businesses and premises will be able to reopen, including nightclubs.
- No legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events.
- No legal requirement for 2m social distancing, table service or controlled entry and instead these are now some of the reasonable measures that a business should consider.
- Collecting details for Test, Trace, Protect in all businesses will also no longer be required by law and is instead a reasonable measure that should be considered as part of the risk assessment.
- A summary of other reasonable measures that businesses should consider as part of the risk assessment:
- Maximise ventilation;
- Where possible, take measures to ensure customers and staff can safely distance themselves from others and avoid crowding e.g. advanced booking, one way systems, limiting the number in confined areas (lifts, toilets, kitchens, break rooms etc.);
- Minimise touch points e.g. use apps;
- Maintain thorough cleaning and hygiene practices e.g. provide hand sanitisers;
- Clear signage throughout your premises.
- Face coverings must be worn in all public indoor places, with the exception of pubs, restaurants and cafes and education settings.
- If the primary purpose of your business is to serve food & drink (e.g. a restaurant, café or pub), the wearing of a face covering isn’t mandated at that premises, but should be considered in ‘pinch point’ areas, when queuing, in lifts and corridors etc. as part of a risk assessment.
- If your business is multi-purpose, with food & drink one of the many reasons for a visit (e.g. a hotel with a restaurant, an indoor attraction with a café, an events or conference centre with a restaurant, a cinema or theatre with a bar), face coverings must still be worn by staff and customers in all areas of the business apart from the specific areas where food & drink are consumed.