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Visit Mid Wales Safely
Visit Mid Wales Safely

Your COVID-19 guide to Mid Wales

Visit Mid Wales. Safely.

We’re delighted to welcome visitors back to Mid Wales and are working with the Welsh Government, Wales Tourism Alliance, business owners and local communities, to ensure the return of tourism is safe for visitors, businesses and communities alike.

Travel Safer - Public Transport Latest Guidance

Current Welsh Government guidance is to Keep Wales Safe and travel on public transport only if your journey’s essential. It is mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling on public transport in Wales and this includes taxis.

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

  • In Wales we still have a 2-metre distancing rule so please be aware of this when visiting.
  • Self-Contained Accommodation reopen from 11th July – no use of shared facilities permitted.
  • Hotels & Guesthouses that reopen from 11th July will only be allowed to serve breakfast in your bedrooms - communal dining areas, internal bars/restaurants or guest lounges will be allowed to re-open from 3rd August
  • Campsites with shared faciliites can re-open from 25th July
  • Group bookings - The rules in Wales are that only 2 households may meet inside, and those 2 households must ‘bubble’ together – the same rules apply when you are booking accommodation.
  • If you are booking multiple properties, then up to 30 people can meet outside and social distancing rules apply.
  • All 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.
  • Check that the business you are visiting/staying in, have done their risk assessments and that they are ready to welcome visitors safely - Check our ‘Good to Go’ page for more details.
  • 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 travel due to illness please check with the accommodation for costs you may incur if you are expected to ‘self-isolate’ in the accommodation.
  • 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. Only use public transport if your journey is essential, or if you have no other means for travel. 
  • Ensure you read all the information provided to you from pre-booked businesses and that you fully understand any changes in rules/requirements.
  • Outdoor bars and restaurants can reopen from the 13th July, but pre-booking is required.
  • Pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars can reopen indoors in Wales from 3 August, providing coronavirus cases continue to fall.

What is self-contained accommodation?

Accommodation without shared facilities – this is accommodation, which is entirely self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use. This includes self-catering cottages and apartments and caravans with their own bathroom facilities.

Hotels and other serviced accommodation, for example, B&Bs and hostels, which have ensuite rooms and can provide room service meals, also come into this category.

Key Dates

Welsh Government Guidelines

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

If cases begin to rise, the Welsh Government may need to reintroduce restrictions and these dates may change – of course we hope this won’t be the case.

Welsh Government Guidelines

Dates For Wales

Now: The 'Stay Local' requirement has been lifted - you are able to travel into and around Wales and you can stay in 'self-contained' accommodation.

Many shops, indoor and outdoor visitor attractions and bars, restauants and cafes with outdoor spaces have re-opened, but it is advisable to check directly with businesses before making a special journey. Pre-booking is in operation at many attractions.

If conditions allow, the following tourism sectors will also be able to re-open on:

  • 25th July - Tourist accommodation with shared facilities including camping sites
  • 27th July - Cinemas, museums and galleries can re-open
  • 3rd August - Indoor hospitality businesses can re-open in a coronavirus-safe way
  • 3rd August - Up to 30 people from different households can meet outside.

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

We appreciate the respect our visitors have shown to our rural region throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and the respect you continue to show; thank you for your patience that has helped 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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