The Welsh Government has confirmed that face coverings will continue to be required in certain settings, such as public transport and taxis, and health and social care, as a minimum, while coronavirus remains a public health threat.
Active further consideration is being given to whether face coverings should also be required in other settings, such as retail, if restrictions are relaxed further. Meanwhile, Education Minister Jeremy Miles has written to all schools in Wales explaining that wearing face coverings in the classroom will no longer be recommended from September.
Wales is currently at alert level one – face coverings are mandatory in all indoor public places at alert level one and above.
The First Minister will make a statement to Plenary on Wednesday (14th July) setting out the outcome of the 21-day review and providing further details on the new alert level zero.