Great News – Welsh Pubs & Cafes to reopen on 3 August

Key points to when industries will be allowed to open:

11 July – Self-catering accommodation will reopen

13 July – Hairdressers, Pub gardens & Outdoor Cafes & restaurants will reopen

20 July – Playgrounds & Community Centres will reopen

3 August – Indoor pubs and indoor restaurants will reopen

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced hospitality businesses will be opened from today (13/07/2020). From beauty salons to playgrounds, over the next three weeks, industries will slowly start to open.

Laws enforcing 2m social distancing will also be eased in Wales, businesses who cannot stick to the rules can use other measures to reduce risk of transmission. The installation of protective shields, increased cleaning & extra rules in relation to “the policing of toilets” are all encouraged.

Stay Outdoors!

Scientific evidence suggests the virus does not like the sun & fresh air whereas it thrives indoors. This means pubs will not be open indoors until August 3 (at the very earliest).

No Live performances

All pubs will have to conduct risk assessments ahead of opening. Don’t expect to take part in any open mics because of the risks associated with singing.

Less staff behind the bar

Be considerate of those working in hospitality as there will be less staff due to social distancing. Expect a line of at least 1m back, don’t expect staff to be crammed in one space behind the bar!


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