From Saturday, hotels and other shared tourist accommodation including camping sites will be able to reopen in Wales. The First Minister Mark Drakeford announced.
The latest relaxing measures will come alongside the reopening of the country’s visitor attractions. Including those underground, providing a further boost to its hard-hit tourism sector.
The people can go for viewing of the occupied homes for rent or sale restarting from Monday. Moreover, the cinemas, indoor museums, galleries, arcades, beauty salons, and tattoo parlors can also reopen.
But the UK Cinema Association is restricting all the cinemas to reopen. It is only allowing few cinemas to actually open in Wales. And it is not allowing to provide food indoors. Moreover, the people will have to follow the two-meter social distancing rule which would restrict audience numbers.
From Monday, there will be new rules for the people. However, it will be compulsory to wear a face-covering mask on public transport, including buses, trains, and taxis.
Mr. Drakeford said, “Thanks to the efforts we have made to reduce the spread of the virus. We are taking further steps to re-open more of Wales.”
“More of our retail, leisure, hospitality, and tourism sectors, which play such an important part in our economy, will start to welcome back customers and guests from tomorrow.”
“As more places start to reopen. We must get used to some changes to help protect ourselves and the people working in these businesses.”
“This may mean having to book ahead or giving our details to the places we are visiting, to help our Test Trace Protect service, in the event, there’s an outbreak of coronavirus.”
“It’s the responsibility of all of us to follow these new rules so we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.”
“Coronavirus has not gone away.”
“But if we all work together, we can keep Wales safe.”
Reopening of Pubs to be Reviewed
The Welsh Government will next review the measure to further reopen the country on July 30. The government will be considering all measures to reopen indoor service for pubs, restaurants, bars, and cafes in Wales for the first time after the lockdown.
Many pubs in Wales, including those owned by Wetherspoons and Brains, have said they would not take advantage of last week’s reopening for outside-only service, and only open their doors once customers can come indoors.
However, Public Health Wales said that there were no further deaths from people who had tested positive for Covid-19. The total number of deaths remaining at 1,548.
Whereas, the new cases reported in Wales were 43, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17,030.