LAST orders will be called in venues across Wales in the next couple of hours for the last time until Christmas - with a controversial ban on sale of alcohol in pubs and restaurants coming into effect at 6pm today (Friday).  

Pubs and restaurants will also have to stop serving customers by 6pm. 

But that's not all that'll be changing - with indoor attractions such as cinemas and bowling alleys also closing in a bid to keep down coronavirus infection rates in the run up to Christmas. 

The new rules will be in place until December 17 when they will be reviewed by the Welsh Government. 

A full breakdown of the rules: 

  • From Friday, December 4, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Wales will have to close by 6pm and will not be allowed to serve alcohol in the premises. After which time they will only be able to offer a takeaway service. 
  • It is down to each pub and restaurant whether they opt to stay open or not during this period. 
  • All indoor entertainment attractions, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, soft-play centres, casinos, skating rinks and amusement arcades, must close.
  • Indoor visitor attractions, such as museums, galleries and heritage sites, will also have to close.
  • Outdoor visitor attractions will remain open.
  • Two households are still able to form, together, an extended household. Schools, gyms, non-essential retail and close-contact services will remain open.

New travel regulations have also come into effect in the last couple of days. 

They allow for Welsh residents to travel into Tier 1 and 2 areas of the UK.

This allows to people to travel across the border into places like Chester to have alcoholic drinks - as long as they order a substantial meal.