Christmas Holiday Accommodation Guidelines in Wales

Christmas Holiday Accommodation Guidelines in Wales

Tuesday 8th December 2020


Same households very welcome to stay with us over the festive season

The Welsh Government 'Christmas Guidance' is out, with regulations which apply between 23 and 27 December:

Up to 3 households can join and form a fixed 'Christmas Bubble'
One person living on his/her own can also join the 'Christmas Bubble'
This bubble can meet indoors in private homes and stay overnight at each other's homes but they cannot stay together in holiday accommodation. The 'single household' rule still applies in Wales, i.e. you can only stay in rented accommodation with the people you live with.
Travel restrictions across the four nations and between tiers will be lifted during this period. You can travel anywhere within the UK for the purposes of meeting your Christmas Bubble.
You can't go to a pub or restaurant with your Christmas Bubble - unless the group is kept to a maximum of 4 people.
You can still meet in groups of up to 4 people in cafes, pubs and restaurants with people who are not in your Christmas Bubble.
You can still meet people outside your Christmas bubble outdoors
Up until 23 Dec and after 27 Dec, the current regulations continue to apply.

National Covid-19 guidance after 4 December

Welsh Government have published their new guidance, which apply from 6pm Friday 4 December.

Although some of the cross-border travel restrictions have been eased, there are no changes to household bubbles, meeting in public indoor or outdoor places.

Here's a quick summary:

Travel in to Wales from Tier 3 areas in England, Levels 3 and 4 areas in Scotland and from Northern Ireland is not allowed.
Visitors from other parts of the UK are not prohibited by law from entering Wales. But as coronavirus cases are high in Wales, the First Minister wants everyone to think carefully about travelling.
Two households can form a bubble (or 'extended household'), meet in their private homes and stay overnight. This does not apply to holiday accommodation.
Holiday accommodation: only people who live together (single household) can share holiday accommodation - no mixed groups, 'extended household' or 'Christmas Bubble'.
Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoors activity and up to 30 in an organised activity outdoors.
Outdoor visitor attractions will remain open.
Welsh Government will formally review these restrictions by December 17 and then every three weeks.