Nightclub reopens as Wales lifts Omicron restrictions

The Wales nightclub has been able to resume after the local government abolished the regulations introduced last month to address the Omicron variant of the CCP virus.

Prime Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales has completed the transition to alert level 0. This means that the night club can be reopened on January 28th, ending the requirements for a social distance of 2 meters and 6 rules.

Mark Drakeford
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford spoke at a Welsh Government press conference in Cardiff, Wales on December 17, 2021. (BenBirchall / PA)

Drakeford said: “We have passed the peak of this pandemic wave and there are promising signs that cases of coronavirus may be beginning to stabilize. However, we all continue to take steps to maintain safety. Unfortunately, the pandemic isn’t over yet. “

“We have moved to alert level 0 and retain some important protections, such as face coverings and risk assessments in most indoor public places,” he added.

Compulsory indoor masking, self-isolation rules, and COVID passes will continue to be used as conditions for admission to night clubs, large indoor and outdoor events, cinemas, theaters, and concert halls.

Businesses, employers, and other organizations should continue to perform specific COVID-19 risk assessments and take reasonable steps to minimize the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

If the COVID-19 test is positive, everyone must continue to quarantine, but the Welsh government has reduced the quarantine period from 7 days to 5 days.

In December, the Welsh government amended the law to make attendance at work an “unnecessarily” criminal offense. If workers are able to work from home, they may be fined £ 60 ($ 80) for going to their office.

But now, working from home, while still being part of the official advice, is no longer a legal requirement.

The Welsh Labor government’s COVID-19 restrictions have been criticized by the conservative British government, which is significantly more stringent than the UK restrictions.

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid said on December 28 that he could not understand the reason behind the strict restrictions on field events.

“Parkruns have helped improve the health of so many people across the UK. We don’t see that limiting outdoor exercise in this way is justified or proportional.” He writes on Twitter.

Simon Hart, the Secretary of State for Wales of the UK government, said on January 5 that strict controls in Wales have not produced better results than in other parts of the UK, “suppressing recovery and curbing economic activity. I have. “

Lily Zhou and PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan