The purpose of this guidance is to inform businesses working in the visitor economy in Wales of ongoing legal restrictions and requirements related to the coronavirus, and to help them re-open when this is allowed.
Please note - that this IS NOT guidance from the This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership. It is direct guidance from Welsh Government relayed by ourselves.
A summary is listed below, and more sector specific advice can be found on our site here - but to access the full Welsh Government guidance, please click here.
We hope it gives you scope within a practical framework to think about what you need to do to continue, or restart, operations.
The guidance is also available to download as a PDF and includes a checklist and table of links for ease of reference.
It is current as at 29 June 2020 and will be reviewed in the event of any changes.
As with all other decisions, the final position will depend on the public health position and the latest scientific evidence about the spread of coronavirus. The current plan is that this will be confirmed at the next review on 9 July.
So, what is the current timetable for re-opening the visitor economy in Wales?
6th July 2020 - Outdoor Visitor Attractions Permitted to Re-Open
Ministers will lift the requirement on 6 July if the conditions continue to be favourable.
Lifting of current requirement to stay local will mean people are able to travel around Wales and will allow outdoor visitor attractions to open again, subject to strict social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.
13th July 2020 - Self-Contained Holiday Accommodation Permitted to Re-Open
Options for reopening and a final decision will be made at the next review of the regulations on 9 July.
Bookings can be made for stays after 13 July, but this is at people’s own risk and they should check with the accommodation provider before they book.
This includes any accommodation that is entirely self-contained, e.g. holiday cottages, holiday caravans including modern touring caravans and motorhomes and some glamping accommodation with their own kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use.
Also in this category:
Hotels and other serviced accommodation (e.g. B&Bs, hostels, etc.) that do provide en-suite rooms and can provide room service meals.
Caravan parks where accommodation is entirely self-contained – but shared facilities on the premises will remain closed, such as swimming pools, leisure facilities, shared shower and toilets blocks, shared laundry, etc, and public areas in other accommodation types. This means any caravan or touring site where individual accommodation has its own supply of water for on board shower, WC and cooking with strict application of guidance on shared waste disposal and water points.
All shared facilities, aside from water and disposal points, should remain closed including toilets, shower blocks, laundry, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cafes, etc.