Coronavirus Advice and Guidance
The requirement to say local has been lifted from Monday 6th July. However, you are reminded about the importance of social distancing, good hand hygiene and the need to respect the places and communities you visit. This includes checking local information about the places you want to visit, going somewhere else if a place is already busy or car parks are full, making sure litter is not left behind and showing respect for local residents.
Changes have also been made to the coronavirus regulations to allow families to be reunited, as the concept of extended households is introduced. This will enable people in two separate households to join together to form one exclusive extended household.
From Monday 6th July:
- The legal requirement to stay local (and the associated guidance about the five-mile rule of thumb) no longer applies.
- People from two separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive, extended household. But they can only be part of one extended household.
- Everyone joining the extended household must belong to the two households, which form the extended household.
- The extended household must contain the same individuals for the foreseeable future.
- If one member of an extended household develops symptoms of coronavirus, the entire extended household should self-isolate, not just those living together.
- We advise those in an extended household to keep records to help with contact tracing in case someone in the extended households tests positive for coronavirus.
What else is being permitted to re-open in Wales?
Saturday 11th July
Monday 13th July
Outdoor cafes and restaurants
Hairdressers (by appointment)
Monday 20th July
Saturday 25th July
Monday 27th July
Museums and galleries
Essential Health Guidance
- The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and / or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell. If you have these symptoms, however mild, or have received a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test results, then you should immediately self-isolate stay at home for at least 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
- You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access you should call NHS 111
- If you have any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should arrange a test by visiting NHS.UK or contact 119 via telephone if you do not have internet access
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, or hand sanitizer, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, before you eat or handle food, or when you get to work or arrive home
- Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a disposable rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
- If you can, wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible, and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Social distancing, hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes, remain the most important measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people
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