- Get both jabs when invited, and get your booster (you can now book online).
- Limit your contacts.
- Outdoors is safer than indoors.
- Do a lateral flow test before seeing others.
- If you have symptoms, self-isolate and book a PCR test.
- Wear a face covering.
Changes in regulations
From December 20 – ‘work from home’ message strengthened
As you’re probably aware, the Covid-19 legal regulations in Wales have been amended.
It’s now a legal requirement that:
“From December 20 people must work from home where it is reasonably practicable for them to do so.”
So in other words, you must work from home if you can, and your employer should encourage you to do this.
Our advice continues to be work from home if you can.
This helps reduce to reduce the risk of catching and spreading coronavirus.
As we deal with the new Omicron variant, we must all continue to do everything we can to disrupt the transmission and #KeepWalesSafe.#DiogeluCymru pic.twitter.com/HSLJdFZF8o
— Welsh Government #KeepWalesSafe (@WelshGovernment) December 19, 2021
From December 27
From December 27, nightclubs in Wales will close.
A two-metre social distancing rule will also come into force in offices, and there will be extra measures to protect customers and staff.
Read more on the Welsh Government website.
Staying safe at Christmas
The Welsh Government has shared strong advice on how to stay safe over the festive season, and says “a smaller Christmas is a safer Christmas.”
The advice includes:
- Get vaccinated and make getting your booster jab a priority.
- If you’re going out, going Christmas shopping or visiting people, “flow before you go.” Take a lateral flow test. If it’s positive, don’t go out.
- Meeting outdoors is better than indoors. If you’re meeting indoors make sure it’s well ventilated.
- Space-out any socialising, and please leave at least a day between events.
- Don’t forget about social distancing, wearing a face covering and washing your hands.
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