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National Measures Post-Firebreak

by Adam Howarth, Editor
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National Measures Post-Firebreak

We’ve been hearing a lot of people asking questions about what the new national measures will be post-firebreak. This is our guide to make everything a little easier to understand.

Overview – New National Measures Post-Firebreak

A new and simpler set of national rules will apply once the Wales-wide firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday, 9th November 2020.

The new national measures help to protect people’s health and provide as much freedom as possible while the virus remains in circulation.

Main Points

The new national measures include:

  • Maintaining two-metre social distancing and wearing face masks in enclosed public places, including on public transport and taxis.
  • The requirement to work from home whenever possible will remain.
  • People should only meet with their ‘bubble’ in their own home. In addition, only two households can form a ‘bubble’. If one person from either household develops symptoms, everyone should immediately self-isolate.
  • Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoors activity. Alternatively, this figure is up to 30 in an organised activity outdoors. All this providing all social distancing, hand hygiene and other covid safety measures are followed.
  • Churches, temples, synagogues and other places of worship will be able to reopen as they were before the fire break.
  • Community centres will also re-open.
  • Universities, schools and colleges will continue to operate as they have during the fire-break.
  • Shops, gyms and other all other premises open to the public required to close during the firebreak will reopen.
  • Groups of up to four individuals can meet in a regulated setting such as a restaurant, café or pub. However, this is subject to strict protections discussed with the hospitality sector, including advance booking, time-limited slots and verified identification.
  • The 10pm end on alcohol sales will remain in place.
  • As part of keeping risks to a minimum, people should avoid non-essential travel as much as possible. There will be no legal restrictions on travel within Wales for residents, but international travel should be for essential reasons only.

FAQs

Please click this link to read frequently-asked-questions about the Coronavirus regulations from 9th November: frequently asked questions

For further information please visit the gov.uk website.

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