Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and funfairs will reopen in Wales on Monday

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Playgrounds, community centres and outdoor gyms will be able to reopen from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.

Funfairs will also be allowed to resume on the second of a three week timetable to reopen large parts of Wales’ tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors.

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Mr Drakeford said: "With rates of the virus in Wales continuing to fall, we are able to carry on with our gradual, step-by-step lifting of the restrictions.

“From Monday, playgrounds and outdoor gyms will be able to reopen. Community centres will be able to increase their activity, helping local authorities provide summer holiday play schemes and childcare.

“Funfairs will also be able to reopen as they have had time to consider how they can put appropriate measures in place before customers return. This follows the reopening of indoor and outdoor attractions in recent weeks. 

 “While the removal of these restrictions allows these places to reopen, it does not require them to. The specific timings for reopening may vary from place to place as owners take assessments and make any necessary changes."

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Tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites, will be able to reopen from 25 July.

On 27 July, it's expected that beauty salons, indoor cinemas, museums and the housing market will be able to reopen.

Pubs, cafes and restaurants have also been told to prepare to reopen indoors from 3 August.

The Welsh Government will allow them to do reopen if the coronavirus conditions allow.

Speaking at the Welsh Government's final daily coronavirus press conference, Mr Drakeford said the "worst fears" at the start of the crisis had been averted.