Important coronavirus measures
Welsh Government has announced the details of a coronavirus “circuit breaker” or “fire-break” that will come in to force at 6:00pm on Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. During this period non-essential travel in and to Wales is not permitted. All leisure and non-essential retail will be closed for this period.
Following the end of this period, further national guidance and direction will be outlined.
For more detailed information refer to Welsh Government's Coronavirus regulations: Frequently asked questions.
Travel restrictions are currently in place for travel to Wales.
These restrictions will remain until replaced by the "circuit breaker / fire-break" measures that start on Friday 23rd October at 6pm.
Further information on the restrictions is available here: Wales to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (14 October 2020).
Local lockdown restrictions in areas of Wales
There are local restrictions in place in some areas of Wales these remain until replaced by the circuit breaker measures that start on Friday 23rd October at 6pm.
Although the restrictions are the same in each local authority, it does not mean people from one local area under local restrictions can travel to another area under local restrictions without a reasonable excuse, such as travelling for work or education. Travel in and out of these areas is limited to essential travel only – unfortunately, this would not include travelling for a holiday.
All local restriction measures will be kept under regular review. They will be enforced by local authorities and by the police.
Can I make accommodation bookings and reservations?
Future bookings can be made now. However, you may only book for dates that are outside of the current fire-break time frame. Bookings are subject to future conditions and are made at your own risk. Cancellation policies should be discussed prior to booking.
Visit Wales. Later.
We’re working with business owners to ensure the return of tourism is safe for staff, community and visitors alike.
Read more about the 'Good to Go' tourism standard and planning for a safe return to tourism in Wales.
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 regulations: Frequently asked questions
- 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.