Extension of COVID Pass to help keep Wales open this winter
COVID Passes will now be needed to enter cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales from today (Monday 15 November 2021).
The extension of the COVID Pass is one of a number of measures to be strengthened to help keep people safe and businesses open while Wales remains at alert level zero but cases of coronavirus are very high.
The guidance on self-isolation has also been changed and people are being encouraged to work from home to help bring the virus under control.
The extension of the pass was approved by Members of the Senedd in a vote on 9 November.
Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden said:
“Cases of coronavirus in Wales are very high at the moment and we all need to work together to bring them under control.
“Extending the use of the COVID Pass to cinemas, theatres and concert halls is another way we can strengthen the measures we have in place to keep us all safe.
“I understand the challenges this sector has faced during the pandemic – this will help keep these businesses open during the difficult autumn and winter months ahead.
“We want to do everything we can to keep Wales open and to keep Wales safe and to give people the confidence to return to these venues.”
Cinemas, theatres and concert halls are all indoor venues where large numbers of people spend long periods close together.
Health Minister, Eluned Morgan added:
“The COVID Pass was introduced just over a month ago for entry to nightclubs and larger indoor and outdoor events. The feedback we have had suggests the system is working well.
“We will continue to work with the sectors introducing the pass to support them.”
For further information visit https://gov.wales/get-your-nhs-covid-pass
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Covid Pass assets available on this link: Published Assets (assetbank-server.com)