Lockdown Easing Dates For Wales

The gradual easing of lockdown aims to ensure we don’t come out of lockdown too quicky and end up back in the same position of restrictions.

We would like to thank our community and patients for their continued understanding of the changes at the practice. Whilst Castle Surgery remains open, we continue precautions to reduce footfall and transmission for those who have appointments.

Vaccinations continue both at mass vaccination centres and within the surgery. Those elligible will have been contacted or will be contacted in due course. As a combination of various strategies to reduce transmission and impact of coronavirus continues to take effect, we will hopefully begin to resume previously restricted activities. I’m sure many are looking forward to this, including being able to form household bubbles again from May 10th.

We will update as soon as we have further news.

Source: WalesOnline

Recommended reading: Wellbeing page 

April 12

  • schools can fully re-open to all pupils
  • All of the other non-essential shops can open
  • Close contact services (e.g. massage therapists) can reopen
  • travel into and out of Wales from the United Kingdom and Common Travel area (the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland) is once again permitted but travel to any other country requires a reasonable excuse, such as work or compassionate grounds
  • viewings at wedding venues can resume by appointment
  • outdoor canvassing for elections can begin
  • driving lessons can resume

April 26

  • outdoor attraction reopen e.g.,  funfairs and theme parks
  • hospitality can resume outdoor service including at cafes, pubs, and restaurants but indoor hospitality will remain restricted

May 3:

  • organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people can take place
  • Outwdoor wedding reception limited to 30 people.

May 10:

  • gyms, leisure centres, and fitness facilities can re-open.
    • One on one training can resume
    • Gym classes cannot
  • extended households will again allow two households to meet and have contact indoors

From May 17:

  • Wales would enter alert level three
  • children’s indoor activities would be able to resume
  • community centres would be able to re-open
  • organised indoor activities for adults, including exercise classes, would be allowed to resume limited to a maximum of 15 people