Welsh hospitality businesses respond to Welsh Government’s new ‘rule of six’

The Welsh Government announced yesterday that no more than six people will be allowed to meet indoors in Wales, including in pubs and restaurants, as they seek to slow the growth of coronavirus infections across Wales. The limit doesn’t apply to children aged under 11 and will be in place from Monday 14 September. Responding to the announcement, The Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective (WIRC), a 300 strong group of independent hospitality outlets, acknowledges that these changes are made in response to a changing trajectory in public health and the pattern of infection from Covid 19.  Since reopening on 3 August, the sector has shown itself particularly able to adapt to create safe spaces for the public to enjoy food and drink and will continue to do so. WIRC will be engaging with its members and supporters over the weekend to gather views and feedback from the sector.  At first sight, there is much work to do in interpreting and managing these changes and WIRC looks forward to engaging with WG to ensure both the public and the hospitality sector understand the new framework. Kasim Ali of Waterloo Tea, a founder member of WIRC said; “We’ll be working hard to ensure that we get clear messaging from Welsh Government both in terms of the detail of the rules and guidance but also in […]