HAIRDRESSERS, barbers and most indoor tourist attractions will reopen on Monday, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced.

Mr Drakeford revealed the latest lockdown news at today’s daily coronavirus briefing, which is taking place now.

Immediate changes will come into effect tomorrow, when self-contained accommodation opens.

On Monday, the following can reopen:

  • Hairdressers and barbers
  • Outdoor cinemas
  • Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants
  • Indoor visitor attractions
  • Places of worship

The first minister called on close contact services such as beauty salons and tattooists to get ready to reopen on July 27, while tourist accommodation with shared facilities – such as camp sites – should get ready for July 25.

From July 20, playgrounds, community centres and outdoor gyms will be able to reopen gradually as long as social distancing measures are put in place.

On August 3, pubs, cafes and restaurants can expect to be able to open indoors if things continue to go plan.

"It is for the industry to demonstrate that it can open safely outdoors, to convince customers they will be able to return (without risk)," Mr Drakeford said.

"These three weeks will be a chance for the sector to focus on what it can do."

Mr Drakeford added: “Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus.

“It is thanks to the efforts we have made that we are able to lift restrictions and reopen more parts of our society.”

For close contact services to reopen, Mr Drakeford said there will be tweaks to the two-metre social distancing laws in Wales.

While the two-metre rule will remain law, those businesses who cannot reasonably adhere to that distance will be able to reduce it, provided they show they are using other transmission mitigation measures such as shields.

The Welsh government is also making changes to the regulations to allow larger groups of up to 30 people outdoors to allow sports and leisure activities to take place outdoors, as well as collective worship.

Asked about when indoor gyms and the arts would reopen, Mr Drakeford said they would be considered in time for the next review on July 30.