Pubs, restaurants, and cafés to open indoors in May


The City Arms, Caerdydd (Image: Gwalia).

Bars, pubs, restaurants, and cafés could open indoors from 17 May— the first time in more than five months.


All tourist accommodation, as well as indoor entertainment and attractions, will also be able to reopen from 17 May.


The First Minister said: "It is my assessment that the hospitality sector – bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes – will be able to open indoors from May 17."


Path out of lockdown

(The following dates are dependent on Covid-19 cases and government after Senedd election.)


24 April:

  • Six people from six households can meet outdoors (not including children under 11 or carers)

26 April:

  • Outdoor hospitality can resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants.

  • Weddings receptions can take place outdoors for up to 30 people.

  • Organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people can again take place.

  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks allowed to reopen.

3 May:

  • Gyms, leisure centres, and fitness facilities able to reopen; including individual or one-to-one training but not exercise classes.

  • Two households can meet and have contact indoors.

  • Indoor activities for up to 15 adults; including exercise classes and swimming lessons.

  • Community centres can reopen.

17 May:

  • Bars, pubs, restaurants, and cafés could open indoors.

  • Cinemas, theatres, and museums.

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