COVID-19 advice - Wales

Last updated on: 27 July 2021 

Each of the devolved nations has its own approach to handling the COVID-19 crisis. Here you’ll find the specific details for people living in Wales. 

We’re regularly updating coronavirus information to ensure you have the most up-to-date and relevant content available.

Easing out of lockdown

From Saturday 7 August (if conditions allow), Wales will move to alert level 0:

  • remove legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events
    all businesses and premises can open, including nightclubs
  • people should still work from home wherever possible
  • face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises. This will be kept under review.

Read what this means for you on the Gov Wales website.

COVID-19 vaccines

All adults in Wales are now eligible. Anyone who has not been invited for their vaccine can contact their health board for an appointment

If you are aged 16 or over and a household contact of a severely immunosuppressed adult, please complete the self referral form on the NHS website.

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on the NHS wales website.

Some NHS local health boards are asking people in the top priority groups to get in touch if they haven’t been invited for the vaccine yet. Find your local NHS health board.

Read the latest guidance: COVID-19 vaccines - your questions answered. For more information specific to Wales, check the Gov Wales website.

Guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable 

Guidance has been updated with the latest advice. 

This means you can:

  • go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is Covid-secure (has taken reasonable measures to minimise risk to employees);
  • children who have been following shielding measures can return to school when appropriate for their year group.

Read the guidance for extremely vulnerable people to help with any specific questions you may have.

For the latest updates read the guidance from the Welsh Government.

Staying safe at work

We've been listening to your questions and developed a dedicated section on COVID-19 employment information.

Read the latest guidance for employers and employees to keep safe in the workplace during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


You should self-isolate if you or somebody else in your household develops symptoms of coronavirus. This means not leaving your home for any reason and not having visitors unless it’s for essential medical care.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – arrange a test online. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You’ll need to arrange for food and essential supplies to be delivered and these should be left at your door to minimise contact with the delivery person.

Read the Welsh Government’s guidance on self-isolating.

Keep updated

If you’re feeling isolated from family and friends during these uncertain times, we’re here for you. Find out more about the support available in your area.

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