A WHOLE host of restrictions are being lifted across Wales from today (June 7).

Whilst the coronavirus threat still remains present across Wales, ministers have made the decision that there is enough headroom to continue returning normality bit by bit across the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Cardiff on Friday, June 4, the nation’s Labour leader announced in full what path Wales will take this summer.

Mark Drakeford MS revealed the move to Alert Level One will be phased, with outdoor events opening first, but released details of guidance loosening on how many people we are allowed to see outside our own household bubble.

The first phase of the move to alert level one means that from Monday, June 7:

• Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, including in private gardens, outdoor hospitality and public places.

• Larger outdoor organised gatherings and events, such as concerts, football matches and sporting activities, like organised running groups can go ahead for up to 4,000 people standing and 10,000 people seated.

The update from the First Minister stated that all organisers planning events and activities must undertake a full risk assessment and put in place measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including social distancing.

He also told the nation that the size of extended households will be increased to up to three households - and a further household with a single adult or single adult with caring responsibilities will also be able to join.

The Welsh Government will consider further changes to the regulations on indoor activity later in the month, ahead of June 21, if public health conditions allow.

These include:

• Rule of six for meeting indoors in private homes and holiday accommodation.

• Increased numbers for indoor organised gatherings and indoor events.

• Opening ice skating rinks.

The emergence of the Delta variant – particularly the cluster forming on Conwy – has brought concerns that may delay original plans lay out by ministers.


The Leader previously reported how Mr Drakeford said that local lockdown measures to control such clusters of COVID-19 are not off the table – and never have been - but current circumstances don't require that level of action.

It is hoped that by staggering the move to Alert Level One into two portions, it will allow more people to get fully vaccinated – or begin their course of vaccination – and give Wales the best possible chance of creating the needed headroom.