STOP-PRESS - VIRUS NEWS CHRISTMAS 2021 - Craig Y Nos Castle (Weddings, Accommodation and Ghost Tours) in Wales

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SUMMARY

 

From 26th December 06.00 Breakfast onwards

Ordinary Dining

·      Table Service/Masks and 6 per table.

Weddings 

·      As directed by size of venue – see below for exact numbers  for Ceremony and Function room numbers/Table Service/Social Distancing/Masks

Events including Ghost Tours

 

·      30 indoors so Ghost Tours max 2 x 15 and no more, and as above for dining element.

Staffing

 

·      Staff must wear masks and work from home where they can – staff behind screens do not have to wear masks, if they can social distance.

·     There will of course need to be table service on non-wedding days after boxing day and also only 6 per table for non-wedding days. Drinks will be via table service (although in practice they can go to the bar – order, sit down then get there drinks all whilst being socially distanced).

Guidance is that Facemasks must now be worn be everyone bar when eating or drinking

 

Following a recount and measurement of the various function rooms:

 

“the number of guests able to attend a wedding is determined by the size of the venue in order  to allow them to put in 2m social distancing in place” 

 

This means that our capacity for the following rooms have changed to: 

·     theatre - 66 people 

·     function room - 60 people 

·     conservatory- 92 people 

Nothing was indicated to advise that dancing was not allowed – with only Social Distancing and Mask wearing being mentioned in the above.

 

Michael Ludwig

Business Systems & Procedures Manager

Michael.ludwig@craigynoscastle.com

 

22/12/21 12:15

Strengthened measures to keep Wales safe as omicron strikes 

New measures will be introduced from 6am on Boxing Day to help keep Wales safe.

The measures are a revised version of alert level 2 to respond to the new omicron variant and are designed to help keep businesses open and trading and protect customers and staff.

The regulations bring back protections in hospitality businesses, including licensed premises, and in cinemas and theatres when they re-open after the festive period.

Strengthened guidance will be issued to help people stay safe in their own homes and when meeting others.

£120 million will be available for nightclubs, retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the move to alert level 2 – double the new £60 million package announced last week.

The Economy Minister will announce further details tomorrow (23 December).


First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

We are facing a very serious situation in Wales. A wave of infections caused by the new, fast-moving and very-infectious omicron variant is headed our way.

This new form of coronavirus could infect large numbers of people in Wales, disrupting daily lives and businesses and could cause an increase in the number of people who need hospital care in the coming weeks.

We will do everything we can to protect people’s health and livelihoods in Wales – this means taking early action to try and control its spread.

We are changing the rules for businesses and some public spaces, where lots of different people mix daily and issuing strong and clear advice to help people stay safe in their own private homes and when meeting others.


From Boxing Day, the alert level 2 measures will mean:

  • A general requirement of 2m social distancing in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable.
  • The rule of 6 will apply to gatherings in regulated premises, such as hospitality, cinemas, and theatres.
  • All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.
  • Face coverings will be always required in hospitality settings apart from when seated.
  • Large events will not be allowed indoors or outdoors. The maximum number of people who can gather at an indoor event will be 30 and 50 outdoors.
  • There will be an exception for team sports, up to 50 spectators will be able to gather, in addition to those taking part. There is also an exception for events involving children.

 

Specific Legislation states are Alert Level 2:

 

 

Last week new measures were announced for workplaces and retail – these will now come into force on Boxing Day. Nightclubs will also close on Boxing Day.

The Welsh Government will not be making new rules about mixing in people’s private homes, including gardens, in holiday accommodation or meeting outdoors. Instead guidance will be issued to help people stay safe.

To help you stay safe in your own home, we strongly advise everyone follows these 5 measures:

·     Limit the number of people visiting your home.

·     If people are visiting, make sure they take a lateral flow test in the morning before the visit.

·     Meeting outdoors is better than indoors. If you’re meeting indoors make sure it’s well ventilated.

·     Space out any visits.

·     And don’t forget about social distancing and washing your hands.

There will be a separate offence for large gatherings – more than 30 people indoors or 50 people outdoors – in private homes and gardens.


The First Minister added:

The most important thing we can all do to protect ourselves against omicron is to be fully vaccinated – that means also having the booster. If you are eligible for a booster then please make getting it a priority in the coming weeks.

As we enter our second winter of the pandemic, we have high vaccination coverage and tens of thousands of extra boosters are being given every day.

We also have access to the rapid lateral flow tests to help us all identify signs of infection without symptoms.

Both, together with everything we have learned over the last 2 years will help to keep us safe at home without the need for new rules and regulations about mixing at home.

The five things Mark Drakeford wants us to do when meeting family and friends this Christmas

1.     The Welsh Government will not stop household mixing over the festive period after Christmas.

2.     Mark Drakeford announced on Wednesday that gatherings of over 30 people indoors will be made illegal.

3.     But the First Minister stopped short of re-introducing household bubbles or travel restrictions.

4.     Weddings, Funerals, and other important life events will depend on whether the venue can ensure social distancing, says Mark Drakeford

5.     They will be introduced from 6am on Boxing Day and are described as "a revised version" of alert level two restrictions.

The regulations bring back tighter measures for hospitality businesses, including licensed premises, and in cinemas and theatres when they re-open after the festive period.

 

From Boxing Day, the alert level two measures will mean:

·     A general requirement of 2m social distancing in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable.

·     The rule of six will apply to gatherings in regulated premises, such as hospitality, cinemas and theatres.

·     All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.

·     Face coverings will be always required in hospitality settings apart from when seated.

·     Large events will not be allowed indoors or outdoors. The maximum number of people who can gather at an indoor event will be 30 and 50 outdoors.

·     There will be an exception for team sports, up to 50 spectators will be able to gather, in addition to those taking part. There is also an exception for events involving children.

·     Holding large gatherings will be an offence under new Welsh post-Christmas Covid regulations


Last week new measures were announced for workplaces and retail – these will now come into force on Boxing Day. Nightclubs will also close on Boxing Day.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said £120m will be available for nightclubs, retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the move to alert level two.The Economy Minister will announce further details on Thursday, December 23.

Mr Drakeford said: "We are facing a very serious situation in Wales. A wave of infections caused by the new, fast-moving and very-infectious Omicron variant is headed our way.

"This new form of coronavirus could infect large numbers of people in Wales, disrupting daily lives and businesses and could cause an increase in the number of people who need hospital care in the coming weeks.

"We will do everything we can to protect people’s health and livelihoods in Wales – this means taking early action to try and control its spread.

"We are changing the rules for businesses and some public spaces, where lots of different people mix daily and issuing strong and clear advice to help people stay safe in their own private homes and when meeting others."

The Welsh Government added that it will not be making new rules about mixing in people's private homes, including gardens, in holiday accommodation or meeting outdoors. Instead guidance will be issued to help people stay safe.

Instead he has issued a five point guide to follow in order to stay safe at home.


The advice is:

  1. Limit the number of people visiting your home.
  2. If people are visiting, make sure they take a lateral flow test before they come.
  3. Meeting outdoors is better than indoors. If you’re meeting indoors make sure it’s well ventilated.
  4. Space out any visits.
  5. And don’t forget about social distancing and washing your hands.

Large events will not be allowed indoors or outdoors. The maximum number of people who can gather at an indoor event will be 30 and 50 people outdoors.


There will be a separate offence for large gatherings – more than 30 people indoors or 50 people outdoors – in private homes and gardens.


It had previously been announced that new restrictions would be brought in from Monday, December 27 in Wales. From then on nightclubs across the country will have to close, while extra safety measures will be put in place across other industries. These have now been brought forward.


The First Minister added: “The most important thing we can all do to protect ourselves against omicron is to be fully vaccinated – that means also having the booster. If you are eligible for a booster then please make getting it a priority in the coming weeks.

“As we enter our second winter of the pandemic, we have high vaccination coverage and tens of thousands of extra boosters are being given every day.

“We also have access to the rapid lateral flow tests to help us all identify signs of infection without symptoms.

  

https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-summary#section-88272

 

https://gov.wales/topic/980/latest

 

https://gov.wales/announcements

 

https://media.service.gov.wales/news/strengthened-measures-to-keep-wales-safe-as-omicron-strikes

 

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/live-updates-mark-drakeford-announces-22539695

 

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/close-contacts-self-isolation-covid-22544186

 

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/full-list-alert-level-2-22543178

 

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2021-12/new-rules-for-wales-from-26-december-2021-coronavirus-easy-read.pdf


 
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