Live Updates As Prime Minister Unveils Latest Wales Lockout Changes


Wales’ pubs have received a “clear signal” to prepare to open inside from August 3 by the Prime Minister, as he announced the latest round of lockout changes. The measures will be phased in every Monday during the next review cycle and will see a large part of tourism, hospitality, leisure and tourism activities in Wales.

Mar Drakeford also announced that “as long as the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well and the state of the virus allows it, the internal opening of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3”.

Larger gatherings of up to 30 people will now be allowed as long as they are outside “where they are organized and supervised by someone responsible for sports and other leisure activities and courses,” said a spokesperson. word of the Welsh government.

As expected, he confirmed that pubs, cafes and restaurants will open outside and hairdressers, barbers and mobile hairdressers will reopen by appointment starting Monday, July 13.

The playgrounds and community centers will open from July 20 before the summer school holidays.

The broader beauty industry, including tattoo artists, has been told to start preparing to reopen from July 27 if conditions allow.

Week one

July 11: Opening of independent accommodation

July 13: Opening of hair salons, pubs and restaurants, and opening of most indoor attractions (although a small number of underground attractions will remain closed). Open-air cinemas can also reopen, as can places of worship with services that can be resumed when they can be done safely.

Second week

July 20: opening of playgrounds and community centers

Third week

July 27: Accommodations with shared facilities, as well as museums and galleries, cinemas, beauty salons, and tattoo parlors can all reopen

At the start of the next cycle

August 3: Reopening of indoor hospitality – bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants

It comes after Wales’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed on Thursday that schools in Wales will reopen fully with all students in class in September. This is the full story.

Scientists have given the Welsh government permission to bring the schools back, but have warned that risks remain, especially in secondary schools, and have insisted that if restrictions are to be reduced this fall, schools should not not be the first thing to lock out. . A summary of scientific advice is here.

In a question and answer session with the media, Willliams said that if parents did not send their children away in September, they would not be fined initially, but schools should contact them.

On Thursday, the deaths of two more people after contracting a coronavirus were confirmed. Public Health Wales (PHW) has confirmed that the official number of laboratory-confirmed deaths with Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic has reached 1,540.

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