Amendment - Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020

28 August 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020 are amended from 28th August 2021 -

To clarify that in the reasonable measure listed at sub-paragraph (a)(ii) under Step 3 of regulation 16(1) (to prevent persons experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 from being present at premises), the reference to preventing 'any person who has had close contact in the previous 10 days with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus' is a reference to only those close contacts who are required to isolate in accordance with regulation 8(2);

To amend the requirement on those responsible for election campaigning to take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to, or spread of, coronavirus, so that it more closely reflects similar requirements placed on persons responsible for premises;

To remove the requirement to wear a face covering when attending a marriage, civil partnership or alternative wedding ceremony;

To omit Part 6, which provides for circumstances in which schools may be required to be open when they may otherwise be closed, to allow children of critical workers or children who are vulnerable to attend.

Please see our coronavirus document for an overview of further legislation relating to the Coronavirus.

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