Covid Passes Needed for Cinemas, Theatres and Concert Halls

Covid passes are now needed for cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales.

The Welsh Government says this is “one of a number of measures to be strengthened to help keep people safe and businesses open while Wales remains at alert level zero but cases of coronavirus are very high”.

The guidance on self-isolation has also been changed and people are being encouraged to work from home.

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, said: “Cases of coronavirus in Wales are very high at the moment and we all need to work together to bring them under control. Extending the use of the Covid Pass to cinemas, theatres and concert halls is another way we can strengthen the measures we have in place to keep us all safe.

“I understand the challenges this sector has faced during the pandemic – this will help keep these businesses open during the difficult autumn and winter months ahead. We want to do everything we can to keep Wales open and to keep Wales safe and to give people the confidence to return to these venues.”

The Health Minister, Eluned Morgan, said: “The Covid Pass was introduced just over a month ago for entry to nightclubs and larger indoor and outdoor events. The feedback we have had suggests the system is working well. We will continue to work with the sectors introducing the pass to support them.”

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at

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