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Welsh Government Release Revised Version of Their Coronavirus Control Plan

We’ve updated our advice to reflect the Welsh Government’s revised version of the Coronavirus Control Plan, which contains further information about the four alert levels and gives a timeline for the planned relaxation of restrictions up to 22 April.

Published: 24 March 2021 | 1:22 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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On Friday 19 March a revised version of the Coronavirus Control Plan was published. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Alert level 4 restrictions have been in place across Wales since midnight on 19 December, but the Welsh Government has been gradually relaxing some restrictions since the middle of February.

On Friday 19 March a revised version of the Coronavirus Control Plan was published that contains further information about the four alert levels and gives a timeline for the planned relaxation of restrictions up to 22 April.

Those changes and dates remain provisional and dependent on the health situation continuing to improve, so we recommend that members living and/or working in Wales continue to check the information on the current measures on the Welsh Government website.

Advice for shielding members

The Welsh Government has announced that shielding measures for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable should be paused on 31 March. That means that from 1 April people who had been shielding can go to work, if they cannot work from home and the business is Covid-secure, and attend school, when appropriate for their year group.

Updated advice will be issued by Welsh Government on 31 March and letters have been issued to everyone who was shielding.

Ongoing discussion around live performance

Unfortunately at the time of writing it remains unclear when live performances with audiences may be able to restart in Wales, but we are in regular, ongoing discussions with Welsh Government about this, along with the other creative unions and other organisations.

The Welsh Government announced a second phase of the Cultural Recovery Fund worth up to £30m on 22 March, which will include a new round of the Freelancer Fund, and we will update members with more detailed information on the application process as soon as we have it.

You can see our full updated advice on the Coronavirus restrictions for members in Wales on our overview of Covid-19 restrictions page, as well our updated advice for musicians who teach in Wales on our teaching pages.

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