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Further easing of lockdown in Wales Published Date: 12/07/2020

Pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars in Wales will be able to serve customers indoors from 3 August, providing Covid cases continue to fall.

The BBC reported that First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the date in a long list of changes to the country's coronavirus restrictions.

Exemptions will also be made to Wales' 2m distancing law, with businesses that cannot meet it expected to take precautions.

What can open in Wales:

  1. 11 July – Self-catering accommodation
  2. 13 July – Hair dressers, pub gardens & outdoor cafés
  3. 20 July – Playgrounds & community centres
  4. 25 July – Campsites
  5. 27 July – Cinemas, museums, beauty salons & tattoo parlours
  6. 3 August – Indoor pubs and restaurants

Mr Drakeford said the opening of pubs, restaurants and cafes indoors would depend on how well the initial phase goes.

Campsites, hairdressers, beauty salons, cinemas and playgrounds are to reopen in the next three weeks, and outdoor activities, including "low-contact" team sports involving up to 30 people, can also resume from Monday.