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Welsh gov confirms 17 May reopening for indoor hospitality

From Saturday 24 April, the rule of six was dropped and allowed up to six people from six households to meet outdoors, not including children under 11 years of age or carers from those households

The Welsh government has confirmed that hospitality can reopen indoors from 17 May, adding that further relaxations will be brought forward from 17 May to 3 May 2021.

From Saturday 24 April, the rule of six was dropped and allowed up to six people from six households to meet outdoors, not including children under 11 years of age or carers from those households.

The government also confirmed the relaxation from today (Monday 26 April) of outdoor attractions, including outdoor swimming pools, funfairs and theme parks, will be allowed to reopen, while outdoor hospitality can also resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Additionally relaxations which were planned for 17 May will now be brought forward from Monday 3 May, when gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities are able to reopen.

Mark Drakeford, first minister, said: “The sacrifices we have made continue to show results. By us all working together and sticking to the rules, combined with our vaccination programme, mean we continue to make progress. Rates of the virus continue to fall and the public health situation is improving.

“It is my assessment that the hospitality sector – bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes – will be able to open indoors from May 17, together with all other tourist accommodation, indoor entertainment and attractions.”

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