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4 August 2020


Welsh Government updated guidance

The Welsh Government coronavirus regulations have been updated to take account of the announcements made as part of the latest 21 day review – read the First Minister’s press release (31 July) in full on Gov.Wales. 

You can find the updated guidance below:

At today’s Welsh Government press conference (4 August) Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, gave an update about the work the Welsh Government has been doing to support our culture, sports, tourism and hospitality businesses and bodies in Wales through this pandemic.

At the press conference, the Minister focused on Tourism and said: “I want to thank the businesses who are working in a COVID secure way. You are complying with the new legal requirements, and following the good practices that are set out in guidance. You are helping to reduce the spread of the virus and protecting people, ensuring we can go on lifting restrictions in the future. Your work has also meant that thousands of jobs have been saved.

"Ignoring the legal requirements to minimise risk of spreading coronavirus on premises cannot be an option – we are working with local authorities, with environmental health offices, with the national park authorities and with the police to ensure the measures to keep us all safe are complied with.

"We also have enforcement powers, which allow us, local authorities and the police to take action if some people’s behaviour becomes a threat to other people’s health. Changes to those powers this week will mean that this includes closing specific premises if this is necessary.

"Coronavirus has not gone away. Together we must do all that we can to keep Wales safe. And if we can do so - then we can also keep Wales open and vibrant in the months ahead."

Contact tracing

The Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy will be key in controlling the spread of new outbreaks as lockdown restrictions ease.  As people increasingly come into greater contact with others, there is a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19 in some sectors. This is because customers and visitors will spend a longer time on these premises than in other surroundings, and will potentially come into close contact with people outside of their household.

For businesses operating in these sectors, policy guidance from the Welsh Government is available and describes the important role that businesses play in supporting contact tracing and keeping Wales safe and includes information on what will happen if a visitor, customer or member of staff displays symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

For further information, visit Test, Trace, Protect: your questions.

Stay up to date with tourism industry news

We are committed to providing the support and assurance the business community needs during these unprecedented difficult times and have issued several Coronavirus (COVID-19) related bulletins which can be found on the Tourism Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletins page. 

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.