COVID-19: Wales announce new restrictions to come into force 26th December

by | Dec 23, 2021

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that Wales will move to ‘Alert Level 2’, at 6am on Boxing Day (26th December).

Useful information and links:

  • Close Contact services are permitted to be open at Alert Level 2, click here to access the summary of what you can and can’t do at Alert Level 2.
  • Click here to access the ‘Close Contact Services: Potential Reasonable Measures Action Card (Alert Level 2)’.
  • The published amendments to the Regulation can be found here.
  • Click here to access the Welsh Government’s ‘New Rules for Wales’


From 26 December: (source:

  • Up to 50 outdoor and 30 indoor spectators can attend community sports events.
  • 2 metre social distancing will be required in offices and all public premises.
  • A maximum of six people can meet in public premises.
  • Licenced premises will need to take additional reasonable measures to protect customers and staff.
  • A maximum of 30 people can attend indoor events and a maximum of 50 people at outdoor events.
  • People attending weddings or civil partnership receptions or wakes should take a lateral flow test before attending.
  • Nightclubs will close.

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