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Welsh Lib Dems welcome cautious relaxing of restrictions

But Welsh Government must ensure clear and consistent messaging about changes.

By Callum James Littlemore, Jun 04, 2021 1:06

Parents playing with child in a field.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by the Welsh Government to take a cautious approach to relaxing the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Outdoor concerts, festivals and sporting events can resume in Wales from Monday, with up to 10,000 people sitting - or 4,000 standing - being able to attend outdoor events.

Extended households can also expand to include a third household and up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors, including in private gardens.

Commenting on the announcement Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:

“I welcome the Welsh Government’s cautious decision to begin a phased move to Level 1 restrictions across Wales, starting with outdoor events, from Monday.

“With Wales’s level of Covid-19 cases remaining the lowest in the UK, and the continued efficient rollout of the vaccine, it’s important we relax restrictions and restore people’s freedoms so we can enjoy the summer months.

“However, we must be mindful that after more than a year of rapidly changing restrictions people are exhausted. The Welsh Government must ensure that we have clear and consistent messaging - to avoid confusion and ensure we don’t see a huge erosion in compliance.

“I would also like to see a review of the rules around hospital visitation and accompaniment. These rules currently vary from Health Board to Health Board and have not been updated since late April.

"Ensuring people can be with their family and loved ones during difficult and emotional times must be a priority.”

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