Covid: Music and comedy venue changes in Wales lockdown easing

The number of guests attending wedding receptions and wakes has also changed in Wales on Monday, allowing venues to host as many people as they can safely.

Wales’ first minister said he will pause major relaxations for four weeks due to the start of a third Covid wave.

Rules for music and comedy venues are now “in line” with hospitality venues.

So, like pubs and restaurants, the changes mean groups of six people from six households can attend music and comedy venues in Wales.

Now numbers allowed into each venue will be based on its size instead of being limited to 30 as businesses must follow strict Covid guidelines, like having one-way systems and appropriate ventilation.

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But while welcoming the amendments, there are worries in Wales’ music industry that operating with social distancing in place could make it “not economically viable” for venues.