Wales is now at Covid-19 Alert level 0. Here is some more information about what that means for folk events and live music. Please check event organisers’ websites and social media channels to see if their events are happening.
- There is no longer a legal restriction on the number of people who can meet indoors including private homes, public spaces or at events.
- All businesses and premises that were previously closed due to restrictions can now open including nightclubs.
- Face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors with the exception of hospitality premises such as restaurants, pubs, cafes and nightclubs. The government will continue to review this guidance.
- Self-isolate and get tested if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. It is still a legal requirement to self-isolate for 10 days from the day you were tested if you test positive for Covid-19.
- Fully vaccinated adults, under 18s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with Covid-19. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, and you are not fully vaccinated (both vaccinations) you must self-isolate for 10 days as instructed by the Test Trace Protect system.
If you are attending a public session, gig, festival, folk club, workshop, rehearsal, dance, or any type of event check the organiser’s website, social media, or event pages for details about the safety precautions they have in place to reduce the risk posed by Covid-19.
If you are organising any public sessions, gigs, folk clubs, workshops, rehearsals, dances, or events Covid-19 will need to be a consideration when writing your risk assessment. You will need to take “reasonable measures” by law to reduce the risk posed by Covid-19 to the people at your event. If you are running an event at a public venue work with them to ensure that your event is conducted in a safe way on their premises.
More information about “reasonable measures” is available HERE
Further guidance about Covid-19 risk assessments can be found HERE
The Welsh Government continues to have some legal requirements to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Businesses, employers, and other organisations have a duty to protect their employees and customers while on their premises. This means that all public spaces must carry out a risk assessment and take “reasonable measures” to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19. Each public space will have its own safety measures based on mitigating the risks identified in the venues risk assessment. It is key that you check venues’ websites as the precautions taken will vary.
The Welsh Government is advising that people continue to look at ways to minimise the risk of being exposed to Covid-19 even if you’ve been double-vaccinated by:
- Work from home whenever you can.
- Get tested and self-isolate, even for mild symptoms.
- Meet outside, it is safer than inside
- Limit the time and number of people you interact with.
- Keep your distance when you can
- Wash your hands and wear a face mask, especially in crowded places
- If meeting inside get fresh air flowing indoors by opening windows and doors.
Check the Welsh Government’s website for the most up to date information HERE