First Minister confirms further easing of COVID-19 rules


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The Welsh Government has announced that six people will be able to meet outdoors in Cymru from Saturday (24 April).


Outdoor hospitality will also be allowed to reopen from Monday (26 April) as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, the First Minister has confirmed.


Meeting outdoors


The current rule allows for up to six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) from a maximum of two households to meet outdoors.


However, the new rules from Saturday (24 April) will allow six people (not including children under 11 years of age or carers) to meet outdoors.


People should continue to observe physical distancing from people from outside their household or support bubble when meeting others outside.


With respect to meeting outdoors, the First Minister, Mark Drakeford said:

"This will provide more opportunities for people, especially young people, to meet outdoors with their friends. This will undoubtedly have a significant positive impact on people’s wellbeing."

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