Visit Mid Wales Safely
Visit Mid Wales Safely

Your COVID-19 guide to Mid Wales

Visit Mid Wales. Safely.

We are working with the Welsh Government, Wales Tourism Alliance, business owners and local communities, to ensure tourism in Mid Wales is safe for visitors, businesses and communities alike. 

ALL-WALES NATIONAL 'FIREBREAK' LOCKDOWN WILL COME INTO FORCE ON FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER - 9TH NOVEMBER 2020

Until Friday 23rd Ocotober, Mid Wales - Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia / Meirionnydd is open to visitors from areas that are NOT subject to special measures.

Except for work or on compasionate grounds, visitors are advised that you should not currently travel to Mid Wales if you reside in:

  • Areas in Wales subject to travel restrictions. 
  • Protected areas in Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Tier 3 areas in England
  • Tier 2 Areas in England

To help keep everyone safe - Please read our tips below:

  • In Wales we have a 2-metre distancing rule so please be aware of this when visiting.
  • Rule of 6 - Only 6 people can meet inside. These 6 people must be from your exclusive 'bubbling' households but do not include children under the age of 11 (these households are exclusive and cannot be swopped/changed)
  • Accommodation bookings - The rules in Wales are that four 'exclusive' households may meet inside (maximum of 6 people excluding children under 11), and those 4 households must have formed an exclusive ‘bubble’  
  • Check that the business you are visiting/staying in, have their risk assessments - Check our ‘Good to Go’ page for more details.
  • Face coverings are mandatory in indoor public spaces (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis
  • Licensed premises must not sell alcohol after 10pm
  • If you are booking multiple properties, then up to 30 people can meet outside and social distancing rules apply.
  • Contact details/address details will be required for accurate 'Test, Track, Protect'
  • Wash your hands regularly and bring enough hand sanitiser with you when you visit.
  • If you are staying in the area and experience symptoms (NHS Symptom Checker), you will be expected to return home immediately.
  • If you are unable to return home due to illness, please check with your accommodation provider for costs you may incur if you ‘self-isolate’ within the accommodation.
  • Please respect our beaches and beauty spots and take your rubbish home.
  • Plan your journey - check whether public toilets are open in the areas you are travelling to, as these may differ by town/county.
  • Ensure you read all the information provided to you from pre-booked businesses and that you fully understand any changes in rules/requirements.
  • Bars, restaurants and attractions are open but pre-booking is required.

Latest Guidance

Welsh Government

Wales’ Covid Guidelines could change on a week to week basis as new advice and evidence becomes available.

If cases begin to rise in Mid Wales, the Welsh Government may need to introduce restrictions  – of course we hope this won’t be the case.

Welsh Government Guidelines

Travel. Safer. 

You are able to travel into and around Mid Wales.

View guidance HERE

If you have to travel along a road that passes through a restricted area and you have no other reasonable option to travel to your destination, then this is allowed.

You must wear a face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you’re exempt. This includes taxis.

A note from Mid Wales Tourism - MWT Cymru (the social enterprise company behind this website)

We appreciate the respect our visitors are showning to our rural region. Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe.

Now, more than ever, our local tourism businesses in Mid Wales appreciate your support.

Why book through our website?

  • Deal direct with the business
  • Be assured your details are secure
  • Business regularly update their availability – all our members are happy to chat with you if you have any COVID-19 concerns
  • No commission on bookings - does not cost you, or the business, to book through Visit Mid Wales

Thank you - Diolch

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