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Wales: COVID-19 advice for musicians

You can see our other pages on COVID-19 advice for musicians in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


On 14 January 2022, Mark Drakeford announced that restrictions in Wales will gradually move out of alert level 2 and fully back to alert level 0 from 28 January 2022.

January 2022
Wales is under Alert level 2 restrictions, which includes:

• 2 metre social distancing in offices and all public premises
• Maximum of 6 people can meet in public premises
• A maximum of 30 people can attend indoor events and a maximum of 500 people can attend outdoor events
• Lateral flow tests should be taken before attending weddings, civil partnership receptions or wakes
• Nightclubs are closed

The main page of Welsh Government guidance states the following:

• get both jabs and when invited, get your booster
• limit your contacts
• outdoors is safer than indoors
• do a lateral flow test before seeing others
• if you have symptoms, self-isolate and book a PCR test
• wear a face covering

Self-isolation rules:

Please refer to Welsh Government guidance on self-isolation if you:

• have COVID-19 symptoms
• have tested positive for COVID-19
• have been in contact with somebody who has COVID-19

If you are a close contact, the rules may differ according to vaccination status, age or occupation.

Last updated: 18 January 2022

Private teaching

It is our understanding that private face-to-face tuition is permitted indoors for both adults and children, with appropriate COVID-19 mitigations in place, including an up-to-date risk assessment.

Last updated: 14 January 2022

Performances and rehearsals

Under Alert Level 2, performances and rehearsals are permitted but please see below for further important detail.

There are separate sections about performing at weddings and amateur music further down the page.

Last updated: 17 January 2022

Schools and colleges

The Welsh Government has updated its guidance in response to the discovery of the Omicron variant. Please see below for further information.

Last updated: 21 December 2021

Music in worship

Singing and the playing of musical instruments are permitted in a place of worship.

However, please see below for important information about mitigations and the need for a risk assessment.

Last updated: 18 January 2022

Weddings and funerals

Wedding/civil partnership ceremonies, receptions, funerals and wakes can take place both indoors and outdoors.

Please see below for further important information, including the need for a risk assessment and other mitigations before proceeding.

Last updated: 20 October 2021

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