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COVID-19: Cardiff is now under local lockdown restrictions. If you’re unsure, please read on to find out what this means.

NEW REGULATIONS & GUIDANCE IN CARDIFF

Before you go out and about in Cardiff, make sure that you familiarise yourself with the local lockdown restrictions put in place by the Welsh Government. Please help to keep yourself and those around you safe.

LOCAL LOCKDOWN RULES

The restrictions are:

  1. People cannot enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse.
  2. All extended households (bubbles) must end.
  3. You can only meet indoors with people that you live with.

Ok, so local lockdown means that we can’t welcome any leisure visitors to Cardiff for a little while, this makes us sad but we know it’s for the best.

Cardiff locals are also unable to leave the area for the time being, unless they have a valid reason. So, on the brighter side, residents are still free to enjoy the city in a safe and responsible manner.

Think about it, there should be a lot less people around, making it much easier to maintain social distancing. Less people means less waiting time for food and drink, shorter queues for shopping and more space on public transport.

Getting a change of scenery and having something to look forward to has never been more important. Our local businesses also need your continued support. If you’ve been unsure about going back in to Cardiff up until now, then this could be the perfect time.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

LOCAL LOCKDOWN AREA

What area does the local lockdown cover? The restrictions cover the entirety of the Cardiff Council Area, you can click below to download Welsh Government's boundary map to see exactly where this is.

LOCKDOWN DURATION?

The lockdown started on 27 September and the situation will be reviewed after two weeks, should it continue then there will be further reviews on a weekly basis until it is considered safe for the restriction to be lifted.

MEETING UP INDOORS

There are still plenty of opportunities to go out for a meal in a restaurant, or for a swifty in the local pubs & bars. Remember though, there are no more bubbles during local lockdown, all indoor meetings are now limited to people that you live with.

All premises which have a license to serve alcohol now need to serve customers only when they are sitting down, usually at a table. All sale of alcohol must also cease at 22:00.

MEETING UP OUTDOORS

Getting out is important, and we can still enjoy Cardiff’s open air spaces and attractions. You’re also free to take part in organised sports and activities with others from the Cardiff area in groups of up to 30.

Whenever you step out of the house, it is important to always maintain the 2m social distancing from anybody who isn’t part of your household, at all times.

WEAR A FACE COVERING

For ages 11 and over, wearing a face covering is now a legal requirement in all public indoor places and on all public transport. Make sure you have one on if you’re going out for any kind of shopping, or for entertainment like the cinema.

A mask must also be worn in eating and drinking venues, e.g. in a cafe, but it may be removed when you are sitting at your table.

WASH YOUR HANDS

Please remember to wash your hands regularly and to take advantage of the hand sanitising facilities on offer at many Cardiff businesses. This is especially important whilst shopping, if you’ve picked up a package or are about to handle food.

FURTHER ADVICE & GUIDANCE

For the most up to date information, advice and guidance on the changing COVID-19 situation in Wales, please visit:

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