We're happy to see the vaccine rolling out and the beginning of an ease of the pandemic on our communities, but we still caution everyone to stay as safe as possible as new strains of COVID are still at large. Wales remains at alert level 4 at present and here is a summary of the current changes in the rules:
- Wales' stay at home message has been extended until March 12th.
- Children aged three to seven return to schools in Wales on February 22nd, with the expectation that all primary school aged children in Wales are expected to return to school from mid-March.
- From Saturday 20th February, four people from two different households will be able to meet outdoors for socially distanced local exercise. This doesn't apply to private gardens.
- From March 1, the law will be changed to allow licensed wedding venues, such as visitor attractions and hotels, to re-open but only to perform wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
Click here for the new rules in full.
Stay at home restrictions remain in place, only essential travel is allowed and people must work from home wherever possible. Non-essential retail, close contact services such as hairdressers, gyms, and hospitality remain closed.
So far, more than 795,000 people have received their first dose of the vaccine in Wales. We encourage all those who are apprehensive, and have anxiety about taking the vaccine, to look at the provisions local health care providers have concerning the vaccine including the online information about the vaccine, given by Dr. Richard Roberts, Head of the Vaccine & Preventable Diseases Programme at Public Health Wales is available here. The resources are also available to download and read online at the PHW COVID-19 vaccination microsite under the resources section.
Lastly, information about the vaccine and an update of the roll out itself is available here at : COVID-19 vaccination programme weekly update: 16 February 2021 | GOV.WALES