The rules are changing and we will update this page as soon as possible.

Extended households

You can join your household together with up to four other households to form an extended household. An extended household is treated as one household for the purposes of all the other rules.

Once you have chosen your extended household, you cannot change it.

Outdoor gatherings

You can meet in a group of up to 30 people outdoors. There is no limit on the number of households in the group.

Everyone aged 11 or over should keep two metres apart from anyone you meet who isn't part of your extended household.

Exceptions include:

  • helping in an emergency
  • caring for a vulnerable person
  • fulfilling a legal obligation or taking part in legal proceedings
  • people working together who cannot work from home
  • weddings or civil partnerships
  • funerals
  • moving house

Indoor gatherings

A maximum of six people from an extended household are able to meet indoors at any one time. Children under 11 will not be counted in the six.

Reasonable excuses to be indoors with someone outside your extended household include to:

  • go shopping
  • get medical help and supplies, including for pets
  • give blood
  • care for a vulnerable person
  • help in an emergency
  • escape an abusive or other dangerous situation at home
  • work, if you cannot work from home, including volunteering or charity work
  • visit estate agents, view property or move house
  • go to a recycling centre
  • visit a library
  • get money or collect a delivery
  • fulfil a legal obligation or take part in legal proceedings
  • access social, employment or victim support services
  • provide essential voluntary services or public services
  • attend a funeral or visit a burial ground or remembrance garden
  • go to a place of worship for individual prayer
  • attend a wedding, civil partnership or funeral
  • continue existing arrangements for contact between parents and children
  • train for or take part in a professional or other elite sports event

These rules do not apply to people who are homeless.

Police powers and fines for breaking coronavirus rules


Shops are now allowed to open. Shops must make sure customers stay two metres apart from people who aren’t from their household.

Cafes, restaurants and pubs can open indoors.

You must stay two metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times.

More information on business closures

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering on public transport, in public shops and other public indoor spaces if you are over the age of 11. Some exemptions apply, including for those who cannot wear face coverings for health or medical reasons.

Reporting a social distancing violation

Please make sure you understand what is and is not allowed before you get in touch with us. We particularly want you to tell us about large gatherings of people obviously from many different households (remembering that two extended households could form quite a large group).

You can tell us about a serious breach of the coronavirus rules online.

More on what you can and cannot do from the Welsh government