From 6pm on Friday, new national measures will provide restrictions for hospitality businesses:-

  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will have to close at 6pm, and will not be allowed to serve alcohol. After 6pm, takeaways only will be allowed.
  • Indoor entertainment will have to close.
  • Indoor attractions such as museums will also have to close, but outdoor visitor attractions can remain open.
  • The rest of the measures will remain the same, no changes to extended households e.t.c.
  • They will look again at travel, and make a further announcement later this week, following England lockdown completing.
  • These measures will be in place until 17th December and then reviewed every three weeks.

Support Package

  • £180m of new help for tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses, in addition to UK Government support scheme – this will provide grants of up to £100,000 for SMEs and £150,000 for larger businesses. Grants will be linked to number of people employed and operating costs. Further details on this will be provided on Business Wales website shortly/
  • There will be £160 million for 60,000 businesses on non-domestic rating list – businesses and their supply chains which are “materially impacted” will get between £3,000 and £5,000. This will be administered by Local Authority
  • They will make payments as quickly as possible, and before Christmas.

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Commercial Director at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5