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

17 July 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020 are modified from Saturday 17 July 2021 to amend Schedule 1 (Alert Level 1 restrictions).

The changes include to -

allow any 6 persons, or the members of no more than 2 households, to gather indoors in private dwellings and holiday or travel accommodation, even if  not members of the same extended household (and in determining the 2 number of persons gathering, no account is to be taken of children under 11 and the carers of persons gathering);

remove the previous limit of 30 on the number of people that are allowed to gather outdoors (but persons responsible for regulated premises outdoors must still comply with regulation 16 by taking all reasonable measures, based on a risk assessment, to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus at the premises)

allow indoor regulated events to be organised, provided that no more than 1,000 (where every person attending is normally seated) or 200 (for other events) people attend at any time;

remove the restriction on people gathering at a regulated gathering or event held indoors (but again, the person responsible for the premises must comply with the maximum number that can attend and regulation 16, including taking all reasonable measures, based on a risk assessment, to ensure that a distance of 2 metres is maintained between people on the premises, apart from between members of groups of up to 6 people that are gathering together at the event or members of the same household);

allow up to 30 children (of any age) to gather at holiday or travel accommodation (for example, for overnight stays) where the gathering is related to a regulated gathering for the development or well-being of children, such as those provided for children outside of school hours and during school holidays at places such as outdoor education centres, or is related to a gathering at which the children are participating for the purpose of accessing or receiving education;

remove the previous limit (of 4,000 or 10,000 people) on the number of people that may attend outdoor regulated events at any time (but event capacities will need to continue to be set in light of the reasonable measures to be taken, based on a risk assessment, under regulation 16); and

allow ice skating rinks to open.

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

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