From today (Monday, August 3) up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors and pubs, cafes and restaurants reopen indoors.

The latest package of changes follow the sixth review of the coronavirus regulations and focus on enabling friends and family to meet each other outdoors and enabling more businesses to open indoors.

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has thanked businesses for working with the Welsh Government, but warned action will be taken against those who ignore the measures designed to keep Wales safe.

What you can do now:

  • Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, with physical distancing maintained at all times.
  • Dine indoors at pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes
  • Go to indoor bowling alley
  • Go to auction houses
  • Go to indoor bingo halls
  • Licenced wedding venues will be able to re-open to provide wedding ceremonies. However, indoor receptions will not be able to take place for the time being – they will be considered as part of the changes for August 15.
  • Children under 11 will not have to maintain a two metre distance from each other or from adults.

If conditions remain favourable, from 10 August:

  • Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms, spas and indoor leisure centres will be able to re-open.
  • Children’s indoor play areas will be able to open.

The Welsh Government is also exploring whether changes can be made to the rules to enable people to meet indoors with other people who aren’t part of their household or extended household from August 15.