Covid Regulations Update from the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has announced some changes to the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Wales.

The “stay at home” requirement has been lifted and replaced with “stay local” from 13th March, as part of a phased approach to relaxing coronavirus restrictions. The new stay local rule will mean people can leave their homes and travel within their local area – usually within 5 miles.

The key points to note are:

  • From Saturday 13th March, four people from two households will be able to meet outdoors to socialise, including in gardens. There must be no indoors mixing and social distancing should be followed.
  • Hairdressers and barbers will re-open for appointments from today (15th March).
  • Outdoor sports facilities can reopen, including tennis courts and golf courses. A maximum of four people from two households can take part in activities using local sports facilities.
  • From 22 March non-essential retail will start re-opening gradually as the restrictions are lifted on what can be sold in shops which are currently open.
  • All shops, including all close contact services, will be able to open from 12 April – the same date as in England (If the public health conditions continue to be favourable).

The Welsh Government have made a statement on Higher Education today (15th March). We will be reviewing this information and providing you with an update on testing, arrangements for after the Easter vacation and what this means for the University community.

In the meantime, please continue with your current learning and research arrangements and make sure you are up to date with the current Welsh Government guidelines, or those for the area you are staying in.

Please continue to take care and stay safe.

Friday March 12th, 2021

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