Wales will move into alert level 2 on Monday, the First Minister will confirm today as coronavirus levels remain low and vaccination rates remain the best in the UK.
The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include:
- Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book;
- All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; (extended household or support bubble only)
- Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance;
- Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open;
- Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes.
If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider:
- Further changes to meeting people in private homes;
- Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors;
- Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors.