Two Households Can Meet Up From The 1st June

The First Minister is expected to make the announcement today which will see people in Wales being able to meet up with family and friends in public gardens.

Friends and family from two different households can meet each other outdoors and in public gardens. Social distancing must be kept up and strict handwashing.

They will need to stay in their local area and remain two metres apart and can only drive 5 miles away.

The changes will not come into force until Monday 1st June.

Other parts of the UK have loosened restrictions on meeting others. Further details are expected from First Minister Mark Drakeford on Friday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce the results of his review of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, which takes place every three weeks, at a press conference later.

“We know people have missed seeing their families and friends over the last three months,” he is expected to say.

“From Monday, people from two different households in the same local area will be able to meet up outdoors. They must continue to maintain social distancing and strict hand hygiene. 

“We are also asking people to stay local – by local we mean, as a general rule, not travelling more than five miles from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading as people begin to travel more.

“There will be exceptions – for example, travelling to work, to seek care and shopping for essentials if they aren’t available locally.

“Staying local will help keep Wales safe.”