EMBARGOED TRAILER: 00.01 Friday 31 July: WG positive 40mm

31 Jul 2020

EMBARGOED TRAILER: 00.01 Friday 31 July

RHAGFLAS DAN EMBARGO: 00.01 Dydd Gwener 31 Gorffennaf

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today (Friday 31 July) set out changes to the coronavirus regulations in Wales making it easier for families and friends to meet outdoors.

From Monday (August 3), up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors and children under 11 will no longer have to maintain a 2m distance from each other or from adults – in line with the latest scientific evidence about lower transmission rates in this age group.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will be able to re-open indoors from Monday, as will indoor bowling alleys, auction houses and bingo halls.

The First Minister will thank businesses for working with the Welsh Government and introducing new measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus but he will also warn action will be taken against those who ignore the measures designed to keep Wales safe.

Notes to editors

You can report tonight without an embargo:

First Minister Mark Drakeford will tomorrow (Friday 31 July) confirm pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be able to re-open indoors from Monday 3 August in Wales.

He will also announce further changes following the sixth review of the coronavirus regulations.