Welsh Government – Covid:19 – Strengthened Measures from Boxing Day 2021

The First Minister of Wales has outlined strengthened measures that will come into effect
from Boxing Day.

Funeral service rules are the same as previously, they are exempt from the limits set
by venues and are based on a site specific risk assessment, and their ability to
ensure 2m social distancing.

However, to allow for the rule of 6 (see below), it is possible to allow for 2m physical
distancing between groups of 6 people (excluding any carers or under 11’s from
those households) or individual families. 2ms must be kept between each group (of
six or individual family). Also the group of six must agree to be part of a group of six
too.

Wakes, will also not have a cap in the regulations on numbers – with numbers being
determined again by a site specific risk assessment and their ability to maintain
social distancing. This distinction is made because of the importance of these
events. The advice is that people attending should take a Lateral Flow Test on the
day of the event and not attend if it is positive.

You can read more about the strengthened measures in Wales here.