Coronavirus Update – 8th October 2021

Following a vote in the Senedd last week, Covid passes have been introduced for larger events in Wales.

Outdoor mass participation sporting events have been exempted from the scheme, and there are some exemptions to the rules around indoor events as to when athletes count towards the limit at which Covid passes are legally required.

Event organisers and venue operators may continue to take additional steps above and beyond the legal minimums in place from Monday. Please encourage participants, volunteers etc to check ahead of time.

Information on how to obtain a Covid pass is available here : https://gov.wales/get-your-nhs-covid-pass 
Lateral flow devices can be ordered here : https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests 

The First Minister has also released an updated Coronavirus Control Plan setting out the expected Winter scenarios. Crucially, he has suggested that businesses are likely to remain open all winter, however additional measures may need to be put in place to control the epidemic of Coronavirus. More details are available here : https://gov.wales/new-plan-to-keep-wales-open-and-safe-during-challenging-winter-ahead

Wales will stay at Alert Level 0 for at least the next three weeks, with no additional measures expected to be put in place. 

In addition, travel to and from the UK will be eased on Monday, with a substantial number of countries being removed from the red list, see here for more: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories.

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