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Covid 19



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Covid 19 Restrictions

 On Saturday 7 August Wales completed the move to alert level 0.

This means that:

  • all legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events were removed

  • all businesses and premises can open, including nightclubs

  • people should still work from home wherever possible

  • face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises. This will be kept under review.

  • fully vaccinated adults, under 18s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.

Please note that: First Minister Mark Drakeford is still advising all tourists visiting and staying in Wales to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to their arrival and to bring some with them to use during their stay.

The article on the Welsh Government website reads: “As Wales’ tourism sector prepares for late Spring bank holiday weekend and the start of the summer season, the First Minister urged travellers from all over the UK, especially the 8 hotspot areas in England, to use and pack lateral flow testing kits if they are coming to Wales.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

Our tourism businesses will be looking forward to a busy week and the start of the summer season. I urge anyone planning a break in Wales from an area with higher rates of coronavirus, to test themselves regularly, using the free Covid-19 lateral flow tests, before they travel. Only those who have a negative test result and no symptoms of coronavirus should travel.

Everyone coming to Wales from areas with a higher prevalence of coronavirus should bring lateral flow testing kits with them to continue regular testing while on holiday – this is an additional measure to help keep Wales safe. Lateral flow testing kits are also available locally throughout Wales.”

If you forget to bring lateral flow tests with you to use during your stay you can pick some up free of charge from Pontypool in the open air carpark opposite Pontypool Active Living Centre:  Old Mill Car Park, Pontypool NP48AT, they are open every day 08:00 – 13:00

If you would like to read the article please visit this link

If you want to find out more about the lateral flow tests please use this link

For frequently asked questions please use this link


 For up-to-date infomration on Covid 19 restrictions in Wales please visit this link to the Visit Wales website


Last Modified on: 10-08-2021