Welsh Government Confirm Initial Steps out of Lockdown
On Friday 12th March 2021, the Welsh Government announced it’s review of Coronavirus regulations. Full details are available via the links below.
In terms of sporting activity, the key points are as follows:
- Outdoor sporting facilities can now reopen. These include golf courses, tennis courts, MUGS, basketball courts and other facilities.
- Four people from two households can meet outdoors for exercise or other activities.
- “Stay at home” has been changed to stay local, allowing people to drive to begin exercise at a local location.
- Organised outdoor activities for children will begin from the 27th March if the situation continues to improve.
Key releases from the update:
- Written Statement: Review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restriction) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020
- Press Release: Stay local – Wales takes first steps out of lockdown
- The stay-at-home restrictions will be replaced by a new interim stay local rule in Wales from tomorrow (Saturday 13 March) as part of a package of measures, beginning the process of unlocking the strict coronavirus regulations, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
- Report: Technical Advisory Cell: summary of advice 9 March 2021
Last week, alongside Sport Wales and Team Wales the WSA called for a number of changes to the regulations to allow for sport to resume, you can view the letter here.
Announcements today do not cover all of these points, and we will continue to work with partners to bring back sport as quickly as possible.