Describes changes to alert levels taking account of vaccination and the dominant Kent strain.
The updated Coronavirus Control Plan sets out the following phased steps for moving from alert level four into alert level three:
From Monday 22 March:
- First phased opening of non-essential retail – restrictions on the sale of items will be lifted for shops, which are currently open;
- Garden centres re-open.
From Saturday 27 March:
Next week, Ministers will confirm if the conditions allow for the following relaxations to come into force:
- Stay local requirement lifted, moving Wales into alert level three;
- First phased opening of the tourism sector as self-contained accommodation opens;
- Organised outdoor children’s activities resume;
- Limited opening of outdoor areas of some historic places and gardens;
- Libraries re-open.
1 April review cycle
From 12 April (if conditions allow):
- Full return to schools, colleges and other education;
- All shops to open;
- Close contact services to open.
22 April review cycle
The following areas will be considered as part of the 22 April review, if the public health situation continues to remain positive and vaccination rates continue to increase:
- Gyms, leisure and fitness facilities;
- Outdoor attractions;
- Outdoor hospitality;
- Community centres;
- Organised activities (30 outdoors, 15 indoors);
- Extended households.