Restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops across Wales will now be able to serve customers indoors for the first time since March.
As WalesOnline reports, the opening of indoor spaces is a welcome development for the Welsh hospitality industry.
Whilst those with outdoor spaces, such as beer gardens, have been able to operate outdoors since July 13th, many more have been forced to remain closed.
Like in England, businesses will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures, including the introduction of one-way systems, additional deep cleaning measures, fewer tables, and temperature checks.
The further relaxation of lockdown measures comes as businesses across Wales take part in the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme, which offers diners up to 50% off their bill when dining at a pub, restaurant, or coffee shop throughout August.
Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said he wanted to allow people to enjoy socialising “while they can”, before noting that the increasing number of coronavirus cases and re-introduction of restrictions in the North West of England had given him ‘’pause for thought.”
Alongside pubs and restaurants, additional venues, including bingo halls and bowling alleys will also be able to reopen.