The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020 require that a review of the coronavirus restrictions is undertaken every three weeks. The most recent review was undertaken on 16 September.

Draft amended Regulations have been laid today that will require people to show an NHS COVID pass to enter large events and high risk establishments, such as nightclubs, from 11 October. This will be debated by members of the Senedd on 5 October.

The COVID Pass has been used in Wales for some events over the summer and some premises already require the pass to be shown as a condition of entry. The pass allows people to prove they have either been fully vaccinated or to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test.

We do not introduce such measures lightly: we want to support venues to stay open and enable events to continue taking place through a potentially difficult autumn and winter.

As we head into winter, it is vital we all work together to keep Wales safe and I urge members to support this on 5 October.

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