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July opening for pubs and restaurants in Wales

Mill Lane in Cardiff. Photo credit: Rhys Gregory / Wales247

The hospitality sector will begin to re-open outdoors in Wales from July 13, if cases of coronavirus continue to fall.

The Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language Eluned Morgan will set out the phased re-opening plan for bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants at the daily press conference on Thursday July 2.

It follows a rapid review of the hospitality sector in Wales to look at how the industry can safely be re-opened.

The first phase will see the re-opening of outdoor spaces owned by business and subject to existing licenses – this is if conditions continue to be favourable and subject to the outcome of next week’s review of the regulations.

The re-opening of indoor services will be considered later, depending on the success of outdoor opening; the ongoing coronavirus situation in Wales and other measures businesses put in place to reduce the risk of transmission, such as pre-booking, table service only, and even the use of apps.

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