PUBS and restaurants will start to look a little different once more in Wales from today (Boxing Day) as tighter Covid-19 restrictions come into action.

The Welsh Government's Alert Level 2 plan has come into force as of 6am this morning.

That comes as a response to the growing number of Covid infections across the country linked to the Omicron variant.

Nightclubs will remain closed under the guidance, but pubs and restaurants will continue to operate with some restrictions in place.

Here are some of the measures put in place from today onward:

  • 2m social distancing in all premises which are open to the public, including hospitality
  • Rule of 6 will apply to gatherings in regulated premises such as hospitality venues
  • All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.
  • Face coverings will be required in hospitality settings at all times apart from when seated (unless you have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering)
  • The new rules will also see the return of Track and Trace as mandatory.

You will not need a Covid Pass in order to visit pubs, restaurants and cafes - as per previous Welsh Government rulings.