Welsh Government – Alert level 2 restrictions

A summary of Alert level 2, with effect from 6am, 26th December 2021.

At alert level 2 you must:
● Wear a face covering (unless you have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering) in all indoor public places, including when not seated in a pub, café or restaurant.
● Meet no more than 5 other people at a café, restaurant, pub or other public premises (unless with your household of a larger number). This applies to both outdoor and indoor areas of the premises.
● Work from home if you can.
● Self-isolate for 7 days if you test positive for COVID-19. You should take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on day 6 and day 7. If either LFT is positive, you should remain in isolation until 2 negative LFTs or after day 10, whichever is sooner.
● Not take part in an organised event indoors of more than 30 people or outdoors for more than 50 people. All organised events must be organised by a responsible body and have a risk assessment.
● A general requirement of 2m social distancing in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable.
● The rule of size will apply to gatherings in regulated premises, such as hospitality, cinemas and theatres.
● All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.

Written Statement: Review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020

At alert level 2 you should:
● Follow guidance on limiting the number of people you meet who you do not live with.
● ‘Flow before you go’. Take a lateral flow test if you don’t have symptoms before going out, especially when meeting others. If it is positive, do not go out and take a PCR test within 24 hours.
● If you meet people other than your household meet them outdoors wherever possible. If meetings indoors make sure it is well ventilated.
Click on this link for Alert Level 2 Summary

Here is an easy read version of the new requirements Click here

You can find the potential reasonable measures Action card by clicking here

Organised events – Alert level 2:

Up to 50 people can meet for an organised OUTDOOR event.
Up to 30 people can meet for an organised INDOOR event.
All reasonable measures must be taken, including wearing face coverings, social distancing, one way systems, limited access to smaller areas, ventilation, signage etc.
All events must be organised events; this means they need to be organised by one of the
∙ a business
∙ public body or a charitable, benevolent, educational or philanthropic institution
∙ a club or political organisation,
∙ or the national governing body of a sport or other activity.
The organiser of the event must meet requirements in the Regulations to take all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus and must carry out a risk assessment. Click here for reasonable measure information.

Risk assessments must be reviewed at each alert level change.

● Face coverings are mandatory in all public places, further information information can be found here
● Please note as regulated premises, all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus need to be taken:The updated reasonable measures can be found here

Six steps for reopening:
As you go through the process of reopening your community centre by taking reasonable measures to minimise risk of exposure to and spread of coronavirus (including 2m physical
distancing, hygiene, use of PPE, potentially collecting contact information) there are some additional issues it may be useful to consider:
● Step 1: What activities are you thinking of running? If you do not own the setting - have you spoken to the owner? Do you have an agreement/charter with the owner?
● Step 2: Do you know what you’ll need to do? For example, changes to insurance or hire agreements.
● Step 3: Have you undertaken a risk assessment? Those responsible for the community centre (the management) will still have discretion over when they consider it safe to open for any activity permitted by legislation. Part of your risk assessment should consider how you will respond to a ‘local lockdown’. Risk Assessment Templates and examples can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.
● Step 4: Who runs the activity? Do those running activities understand the requirements of the regulations? Have they seen the risk assessment for the setting? Have they undertaken the risk assessment for the activity that they are required to produce? Are they aware of this guidance? Are they aware that WCVA has produced additional help? Remember there are some activities that still cannot take place, for example gatherings indoors without a reasonable excuse. Some activities will have their own specific guidance on when and how they can resume. If an activity cannot safely follow the advice in the relevant guidance for that activity, it is recommended it is not undertaken
● Step 5: What adjustments do you need to make? If you need to make adjustments to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in the centre, have you considered how much these will cost? See Additional support below.
● Step 6: Are you in touch with your local support infrastructure? There are different support arrangements available for each county. If you already have a contact in the Local Authority we recommend that you remain in regular contact to discuss changes in regulations and guidance. We also recommend that you contact your local County Voluntary Council as they may be able to provide support. They will also be able to
inform you if any local restrictions apply.
If you hire a community centre, then steps 4 to 6 are applicable.

Please also access the resources and Facebook group using the links below:
Resources folderCommunity buildings Facebook group

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