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First Minister confirms phased move to alert level one

Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images). Y Senedd (Image: Gwalia).

Cymru will move into alert level one on Monday, the First Minister has confirmed.

From Monday, up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors, and large outdoor activities will be able to take place.

Up to three households will be allowed to meet, and a further household with a single adult or single adult with caring responsibilities will also be able to join.

The move to alert level one will be phased, with outdoor events opening first.

Ministers will review the public health situation again, ahead of June 21, to determine whether indoor events can restart.

The two-stage approach will enable more people to be vaccinated—and complete their two-dose course—amid growing concerns about the spread of the delta variant of the virus across the UK.

The first phase of the move to alert level one means that from Monday June 7:

  • Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, including in private gardens, outdoor hospitality and public places.

  • Larger outdoor organised gatherings and events, such as concerts, football matches and sporting activities, like organised running groups can go ahead for up to 4,000 people standing and 10,000 people seated. All organisers planning events and activities must undertake a full risk assessment and put in place measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including social distancing.

Delta Varient

The seven-day coronavirus case rate remains very low in Cymru and the positivity rate is less than 1%.

Cymru also has the best vaccination rates in the UK— more than 85% of the population has had one dose, and 45% have been fully vaccinated.

However, there is growing concern about the spread of the delta variant in many parts of the UK, especially in north western England.

There are currently 97 cases in Cymru, including a cluster of cases in Conwy.

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