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Gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools reopen in Wales

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May 04, 2021

LONDON: Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools are reopening in Wales as the further easing of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Organised children’s indoor activities and indoor adult fitness classes can also resume and two households will also be able form an exclusive bubble and be able to meet indoors.

The Welsh Government said the changes meant Wales will have moved to Alert Level 3. First Minister Mark Drakeford said last week: “The public health situation continues to improve and our vaccination programme remains a success.

“Thanks to the efforts of people across Wales, we are in a position to further ease the restrictions, in the way we have previously signalled, to allow more elements of normal life to return.

“However, the virus has not gone away. We all still need to take those vitally important steps, that we are now all so familiar with, to protect ourselves and each other from this dreadful virus – by self-isolating if we have symptoms, by taking up the offer of a covid vaccine, washing our hands regularly, wearing a face covering in enclosed public spaces, following social distancing rules, limiting the number of people we meet socially outdoors, and only meeting with those we live with indoors.

“By working together, by following these rules, the quicker we will return to normality. Together, we will continue to keep Wales safe.”

The next review of the coronavirus restrictions is due by May 13, which will take place after the Senedd elections on May 6.

Indoor hospitality and all tourism accommodation can reopen from May 17, subject to confirmation by the party that forms the next Welsh Government.

Wales has the lowest level of virus infections in the UK and is third in the world in terms of vaccine delivery, while case rates are below 15 per 100,000 people.