COVID Passes are needed to enter cinemas, theatres, and concert halls in Wales from today.
Wales currently remains at alert level zero, but, with coronavirus rates still high, the Welsh Government has introduced new measures today, Monday, November 15 – including the extension of the Covid pass.
The guidance on self-isolation has also been changed and people are being encouraged to work from home to help bring levels of coronavirus down.
The extension of the pass was approved by the Senedd in a vote on November 9.
Deputy minister for arts and sport, Dawn Bowden said:“Cases of coronavirus in Wales are very high at the moment and we all need to work together to bring them under control.
“Extending the use of the Covid Pass to cinemas, theatres and concert halls is another way we can strengthen the measures we have in place to keep us all safe.
“I understand the challenges this sector has faced during the pandemic – this will help keep these businesses open during the difficult autumn and winter months ahead.
“We want to do everything we can to keep Wales open and to keep Wales safe and to give people the confidence to return to these venues.”
Cinemas, theatres, and concert halls are all indoor venues where large numbers of people spend long periods close together.
Health minister, Eluned Morgan added: “The Covid Pass was introduced just over a month ago for entry to nightclubs and larger indoor and outdoor events. The feedback we have had suggests the system is working well.
“We will continue to work with the sectors introducing the pass to support them.”
For more information visit https://gov.wales/get-your-nhs-covid-pass