Posted: Fri 31st Jul 2020

Swimming Pools, Gyms and Leisure Centres to reopen from August 10

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 31st, 2020

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

Welsh Ministers met on Thursday to discuss the next steps to ease the lockdown measures which were introduced in March to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

The review of restrictions takes place every 21 days as part of the lockdown legislation introduction at the start of the pandemic.

Mark Drakeford is expected to say that from Monday (August 3rd), 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.


He will give the green light for pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes to re-open indoors from Monday, as will indoor bowling alleys, auction houses and bingo halls.

Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will be given the go-ahead to reopen from August 10th.

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.

The full announcements and Q&A session will be viewable live via some television channels, but in its entirety via the video feed that will appear on the @WelshGovernment twitter account just before 12:30pm.



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