Welsh residents can holiday in Wales

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The Welsh government confirmed this morning that residents living in Wales can take holidays in self-contained accommodation as from March 29th. But it applies only to taking holidays in Wales.

North wales landscape
Snowdonia will see more visitors this Easter

People from outside Wales and in the other devolved nations will still have to follow the rules of their own governments meaning they cannot enter Wales.

This is welcome news for the Welsh tourism industry which had already been forewarned that an Easter opening was on the cards.

But what won’t be so welcome is that industries closely connected to tourism like pubs, restaurants, cafes, and attractions will not be able to open until April 12th. They will not be enjoying nay Easter cheer this year.

image of Rhossili in Gower
as will Rhossili on the Gower

Those in Wales who will or have booked a holiday in a farm letting, a caravan or mobile home park, a campsite, a holiday cottage or a hotel that can offer self-contained accommodation will be able to buy food of course to eat in their own confines but as for what else they can do, that will be limited to enjoying the local scenery.

And getting a haircut which will be allowed from the 15th of March so you can look resplendent before you head off for your self-contained break! That is if you can get an appointment.

From the 29th March some outdoor sporting facilities will open such as golf courses and tennis courts will re-open.

and Pembrokeshire on the Coastal Path.

For those in Wales not taking an Easter break the rules have changing from “staying at home” to “staying local.” Since most heritage sites are still closed, only beaches and national parks offer much of a change from the four walls of your house.

But over Easter, staying local won’t apply nor will it after March 29th providing you are taking a holiday in Wales as the First Minister, Mark Drakeford clarified that in answers to questions today.

Elsewhere in England and Scotland the rules remain the same throughout Easter it seems. No announcement has been made in Northern Ireland about whether there will be a relaxation over Easter.

But for the Welsh, a little bit more movement will be welcomed.

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