Following the announcement by UK Government which will affect the hospitality industry, we have broken down the key information you need to run your business in line with the new guidance.


  • No alcohol sales of any kind after 10pm
  • All licensed premises must stop selling alcohol at 10pm, and those with on sales must close by 10pm

Table Services

  • All premises with an alcohol license must only serve customers when they are seated
  • Customer must also order, consume and pay for food and drink at the table, regardless of whether they consume alcohol
  • Table service restrictions do  not apply to establishments that do not sell alcohol

Track and Trace

  • Keeping records of staff, customers and visitors remain compulsory for hospitality businesses in Wales

Face coverings

  • Face masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces for everyone aged 11 and over, unless you have a reasonable reason.
  • Customers are allowed to remove face coverings when seated at a table to eat or drink.
  • you need to wear a face covering if you are buying and collecting take-away food

Who can attend?

  • People will not be allowed to enter or leave the Cardiff County Council boundary area without a reasonable excuse.
  • Outdoors – groups of up to 30 are permitted, but should  maintain 2m social distancing (except for those within the same household).
  • Indoors – only people from the same household can sit together

Reopening businesses – support and guidance

In June, all non-essential shops in Wales were advised they could re-open as long as retailers comply with social distancing laws and health and safety guidance.

Our information portal, is still available to provide important information, guidance and advice on how to run your business safely and in line with Government guidelines:

UK Government Guidance

Getting your business ready to open

Reopening guidance for food businesses

Advice and Support

Cardiff COVID 19 retail posters


Welsh Government Advice

Creating safer public places