This page contains information on specific restrictions in Wales, and also details the current coronavirus restrictions in force in Wales. Page last updated 20/1/2021.
Latest changes to restrictions
The restrictions are changing frequently, so it’s important that you check on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales or within Wales. Welsh Government - Coronavirus regulations.
Wales is currently at coronavirus alert level four, with strict measures in place to limit the spread of the virus.
- More information from the First Minister's statement 19 December 2020.
Wales is operating country-wide restrictions based on the following alert levels. Each alert level has specific rules and advice put in place to control the spread of the virus and protect public health.
Alert level one (low risk). This represents the level of restrictions closest to normality, which are possible while infection rates are low and other preventative measures, such as social distancing and working from home, remain in place.
Alert level two (medium risk). This includes additional controls to limit the spread of coronavirus. These may be complemented by more targeted local actions to manage specific incidents or outbreaks.
Alert level three (high risk). These represent the strictest restrictions short of a firebreak or lockdown. This responds to higher or rising level of infections where local actions are no longer effective in containing the growth of the virus.
Alert level four (very high risk). Restrictions at this level would be equivalent to the firebreak regulations or lockdown. These could either be deployed as a preventative firebreak or as a lockdown measure.
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We all need to take steps to protect ourselves, our families and our communities if we are to successfully limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact tracing plays an important role in helping us resume day-to-day activities and is an important part of our Test, Trace, Protect strategy, which will help us live and work alongside the virus while research continues to find more effective treatments and a vaccine. Find out more about the Test, Trace, Protect process.
The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test Trace Protect programme to control the spread of Covid-19. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. Find out more about the NHS COVID-19 app and how it works.
Please refer to the following links for further information on specific areas relating to COVID-19:
- Coronavirus: Travel guidance and services
- Business operators based in Wales can visit Business Wales for advice and guidance.
- Travel Trade operators can visit the Travel Trade website for advice and guidance.
- We would urge anyone that has any concerns over their own health to use the NHS Coronavirus Symptom Checker.
- If you have any questions relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Public Health Wales website.
- Further information from Welsh Government and UK Government is updated on a regular basis.