Urgent Notice to Holiday Accommodation Businesses

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8 April 2020

Urgent Notice to Holiday Accommodation Businesses


The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020  

A number of amendments have been made to ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020’.  

The Regulations as amended can be found here.

Specific guidance for operators of holiday accommodation businesses in Wales be found here and cover aspects such as:

  • Specific requests from the Welsh Ministers and Local Authorities
  • Provision of information and services online, by phone or post ONLY

Guidance is also being issued to local authorities.

Request for Holiday Accommodation Businesses to provide accommodation for vulnerable groups

Welsh Ministers are facing a particular challenge in terms of securing sufficient accommodation for vulnerable groups, many of whom will have been displaced as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. This letter from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas is asking for holiday accommodation businesses to make their accommodation available for this purpose.  In view of the urgency of this matter we are seeking responses by 4pm on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

Business Wales is providing businesses with tailored support and advice about dealing with coronavirus, from financial and supply chain planning to advice on staffing issues. We would advise Tourism businesses and stakeholders in Wales wanting specific guidance to visit the Business Wales website or call Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000, and to regularly visit the Public Health Wales website for up-to-date public health information for you, your staff and your visitors.