A number of people in Wales have taken to social media to share their frustrations with how slow the reopening of hospitality is in Wales, but say at the same time that they have been enjoying visits across the border and into Herefordshire since restrictions were relaxed on travel and hospitality in England earlier this week.

Outdoor hospitality isn’t allowed to reopen in Wales until 26th April and this has led to many people demanding that First Minister Mark Drakeford aligns his plans with Boris Johnson’s roadmap. Infection rates in many parts of Wales are also much lower than they are in some parts of England, leading to frustration from business owners and residents.

Here’s the plan announced by Mark Drakeford earlier this month:

On Monday 26 April:                                                                     

  • Outdoor attractions, including funfairs and theme parks, would be allowed to reopen;
  • Outdoor hospitality can resume, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants. Indoor hospitality will remain restricted.

On Monday 3 May:

  • Organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people can again take place;
  • Weddings receptions can take place outdoors, but will also be limited to 30 people.

On Monday 10 May:

  • Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities can reopen. This will include individual or one-to-one training but not exercise classes;
  • Extended household will again allow two households to meet and have contact indoors.