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All of Wales is currently in a national lockdown at alert level 4. Please do not visit Cardiff at this time.

VISIT CARDIFF FOR THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS.
IT’S THE SAME ‘DIFF. ONLY SAFER.

Click here for information on how to plan your visit in advance, or scroll down to find out what’s open and what’s closed in Cardiff, information on safety measures, coronavirus rules and regulations.

CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS IN WALES

Help to keep yourself and those around you safe. Before you Visit Cardiff, make sure that you familiarise yourself with these Coronavirus regulations put in place by the Welsh Government. These are national measures and apply across the whole of Wales, as well as in Cardiff. (Updated December 16th 2020)

NEW RULES FOR HOSPITALITY BUISNESSES

  •  All hospitality settings, including restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can open indoors and outdoors for the consumption of food and non-alcoholic drinks but must close by 18:00. Alcoholic drinks cannot be served or consumed at any time within these premises and this will be strictly enforced.
  • Hotels and other accommodation providers can remain open and can serve food and non-alcoholic drinks in bar/restaurant areas within their premises up to 22:00 to residents, but must close by 18:00 to non-residents.
  • Residents in hotels and other accommodation can order food and drink at any time for consumption in their own rooms, but this must not include alcohol after 22:00 and before 06:00 the next day.
  • Takeaway services can still sell food and drinks for consumption off the premises, with no alcohol sales after 22:00. Premises with a license for off-sales can continue to sell alcohol until 22:00 as part of the takeaway offer.

 

All settings must keep in place measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in their venues. For example:

  • Controlled entry, with pre-booking where possible and keeping the number of walkups to a minimum.
  • Table Service, with all food and drink ordered, served and consumed at the table. Payment should be taken at the table wherever possible.
  • Physical distancing measures must be applied, such as tables being spaced out.
  • Groups of up to 4 people (not including any children aged under 11 or a carer of someone in the group) can meet in a hospitality setting. Single households are permitted to gather in groups of larger than four, but evidence that they are from the same household must be verified by the premises.
  • Face coverings must be worn by staff and customers, other than when seated to eat or drink.
  • Contact details (name, phone number, date and time of arrival and departure) must be collected and retained for 21 days to support the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service. In all premises customers are required to provide verification of their name when filling in contact details.
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WHATS OPEN IN CARDIFF?

  • Outdoor attractions
  • All shops

 

WHATS CLOSED IN CARDIFF?

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Cinemas
  • Bowling alleys
  • Bingo halls
  • Soft play centres
  • Casinos
  • Skating rinks
  • Amusement arcades

GUIDENCE ON HOW TO VISIT CARDIFF SAFELY

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.

WEAR A FACE COVERING

Wearing a face covering is now a legal requirement in all public indoor places for all persons aged 11 and over. This includes shops and shopping centres, places of worship, hairdressers and salons, gyms and leisure centres; as well as buses, trains, trams, taxis, boats and aeroplanes.

REMEMBER THE RULE OF 4

Groups of up to 4 people (not including any children aged under 11 or a carer of someone in the group) can meet in a hospitality setting. Single households are permitted to gather in groups of larger than four, but evidence that they are from the same household must be verified by the premises.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

Please remember that during social meetings, and at all other times, you must keep the appropriate 2m social distancing between you and anybody that is not a member of your household or extended household.

FURTHER ADVICE & GUIDANCE

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

ROAD CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS

A number of road closures and restrictions have been put in place across Cardiff city centre to help ensure public safety as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted in the Welsh capital and local businesses are able to open their doors to the public.

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