People are currently allowed to travel to and from Wales unless they are coming from England Tier 3 areas, Scotland Tier 3 areas and above, or from Northern Ireland, as long as following current rules. The Welsh Government does however ask people to ask themselves whether they need to travel, and it is currently up to individual businesses whether they take bookings or not during this period
For the full rules – click here, looking at the Visiting Places section of the advice.
Within the law, people are permitted to stay in holiday accommodation with the following rules:
- Self-Contained Holiday Accommodation / Holiday Cottages / Glamping – Only one household that normally lives together may stay, but this can include a carer
- Hotels, Guesthouses, B&Bs and other serviced accommodation can open, but complying with Covid measures including for serving food and drink.
All indoor visitor attractions, for example, museums, galleries, educational and heritage attractions and heritage sites such as stately homes and the indoor areas of outdoor visitor attractions, must close. For example, indoor castle tours are not permitted but tours of the castle grounds can remain open. Outdoor visitor attractions can remain open where measures are in place to protect visitors, including social and physical distancing measures.
ospitality venues can no longer serve alcohol and must close by 6pm. Venues are also required to put a number of measures in place to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus. For example:
- in most places you will probably be required to pre-book with details of all members of the group
- entry to the premises will be controlled
- licensed premises, such as pubs, will be providing table service only
- all food and drink should be consumed at tables
- physical distancing measures will be applied, such as tables being spaced out
- limit to groups of up to four people (not including any children aged under 11) unless they are from a single household
- face coverings must be worn other than when seated to eat or drink
- you will be asked to give contact details for purposes of tracing people in the event of an outbreak being linked to the venue, and
- live music should only take place if the venue can demonstrate that risks can be mitigated. Guidance covering rehearsing, performing and taking part in the performing arts has now been published.
- TV broadcasts should be kept at low volume
Cafes, restaurants, pubs – You are allowed to go to these venues with people outside your household, as long as the size of the group does not exceed four people (not including any children aged under 11 or a carer of a member of the group). Where up to four people from different households are sat together at a table, every effort should be made to maximise distance between each other at the table.
Hospitality venues can no longer serve alcohol and must close by 6pm. See below for specific rules for hotels. Venues are also required to put a number of measures in place to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus.
Christmas restrictions have not yet been declared in Wales & the next review is on 17th December.