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Higher-level restrictions to come into force to control coronavirus

The First Minister announced on the December 16, the Higher-level restrictions will come into force to control rapidly accelerating coronavirus rates across Wales. The full statement can be found here.

The current conditions mean that the whole of Wales will move into alert level 4 in the new Coronavirus Control Plan

The new restrictions will apply to all of Wales.

  • We have had confirmation from the Welsh Government today (December 17) that Golf Courses will need to close from 6 pm on the 25th December (Christmas day). 
  • All non-essential retail (this includes Professional Shops, click and collect is still allowed), close contact services and all leisure and fitness centres will close at the end of trading on Christmas Eve.
  • All hospitality premises will close from 6 pm on Christmas Day. After this licenced premises can run a takeaway and delivery service only between 6 am and 10 pm.
  • Tighter restrictions on household mixing, staying-at-home, holiday accommodation and travel will apply from December 28, after the five-day Christmas period.

The Welsh Government will review the data and intelligence informing which alert level of restrictions should regularly apply, with a formal review every three weeks.

  • The alert level four information can be found here.
  • The Welsh Government regulations will be updated here. Please check back later today.
  • The Government’s frequently asked questions will soon be updated on this link
  • The Guidance for tourism and hospitality will be updated here. Please check back