Welsh Government has confirmed that alert level one conditions are to be implemented across Wales, meaning that from today, Monday 7 June, up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors and large outdoor activities will be able to take place.
The size of extended households can be increased to up to three households, and a further household with a single adult or single adult with caring responsibilities will also be able to join.
The move to alert level one will be phased, with outdoor events opening first. Ministers will review the public health situation again before 21 June 21 and will look at whether indoor events can restart.
Announcing the changes, First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low.
“The emergence of the delta variant shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
“The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle.
“This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults. We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events.”
The Leader, Cllr Huw David added: “With growing concerns about the spread of the delta variant of the Covid-19 virus across the UK, this two-stage approach for Wales is the right approach to take as it will enable more people to be vaccinated and to complete their two-dose course.
“Having now vaccinated a greater share of its total population than any other country with more than one million people, Wales is now leading the world. More than 85 per cent of the population have received at least one dose.
“However, we must not let our guard down. With new variants circulating, it is important for anyone who feels unwell to get tested immediately to ensure they do not spread the virus to their friends, families, colleagues and wider community.”