Boxing Day Covid Rules – What you need to know

From 26 December, new rules will come into place across Wales that attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Announced by the first minister, Mark Drakeford, the new rules include:

  • Groups of no more than six people will be allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants
  • Nightclubs must close
  • Licensed premises can only provide table service and must collect contact tracing details
  • A return of the two-metre social distancing rules
  • No spectators are allowed at any indoor, outdoor, professional or community sports event
  • Outdoor events will be limited to 50 guests, while indoor can only host 30 (apart from weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and wakes subject to certain conditions).

Although not the law, the Welsh government has advised people to limit household mixing and use lateral flow tests beforehand, although there will be a specific offence for having gatherings of more than 30 people.

On top of this, A maximum of three households meeting at the same time should be a “rule of thumb”. A full breakdown of the new COVID rules can be found here.

Additional funding to support businesses affected by these changes is expected, as per the announcement made by the Chancellor.

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If your business has been affected by the recent rule changes then it is important to seek advice. We are here to help and support business throughout the pandemic, so get in touch.

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