Campsites, cinemas, and beauty salons given green light to reopen as lockdown restrictions continue to ease in Wales

Campsites, cinemas, and beauty salons will be able to reopen over the next few days, with face masks set to become mandatory on public transport from Monday in Wales. Credit: PA

Campsites, cinemas, and beauty salons have been given the green light to reopen, with face masks set to become mandatory on public transport from Monday in Wales.

The First Minister has announced that campsites and underground tourist attractions will be able to open on Saturday 25 July as coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed.

Indoor cinemas, museums and beauty salons will be able to reopen on Monday, but beauticians will not be able to provide treatments to the face.

Arcades, galleries, and tattoo shops and massage therapists will also be able to open their doors to customers on 27 July.

From 27 July it will be compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport. Credit: PA Images

The Welsh Government has continued to relax restrictions as the number of new cases continues to fall.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Wales on Thursday, meaning the death toll remains at 1,548.

Public Health Wales figures show there have been a total of 17,030 confirmed cases of the virus. The true number is expected to be much higher.

New rules mean it will be compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport - including taxis - from 27 July for everyone over the age of 11. Exceptions will be made for people with respiratory conditions such as asthma.



From Saturday 25 July tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites and all hotels, will be able to re-open.

Self-contained accommodation has been able to reopen since the 11 July.

Underground attractions will also be able to resume this weekend, marking the full re-opening of Wales’ visitor attractions.

Credit: Welsh Government

First Minister, Mark Drakeford said: “More of our retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors, which play such an important part in our economy, will start to welcome back customers and guests from tomorrow.

“As more places start to reopen, we must get used to some changes to help protect ourselves and the people working in these businesses. This may mean having to book ahead or giving our details to the places we are visiting, to help our Test Trace Protect service, in the event there’s an outbreak of coronavirus.

“It’s the responsibility of all of us to follow these new rules so we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe."