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Coronavirus – meeting with people

This advice applies to Wales

You’re allowed to meet in a group of up to 30 people outdoors. You can’t usually meet with people from another household indoors.

If you meet up with people when you’re not allowed to, the police could tell you to go home or fine you. If you have children under 18, you’re responsible for making sure they follow the rules.

The government recommend you keep at least 2 metres away from people who aren’t members of your household. If you have children under 11 years old, they don’t need to keep 2 metres away from other people.

You should read the latest guidance on what you can and can’t do on the Welsh Government’s website.

Check if you can meet in a larger group outdoors

You can meet in a group of more than 30 people outdoors if the meeting is:

  • for work or volunteering
  • for education or training
  • for childcare
  • to avoid harm or help someone in an emergency
  • outdoors and organised by a business, charity or public body
  • to do something the law says you have to – for example jury duty

Check if you can meet indoors

In some situations you can meet with other people indoors. These situations include:

  • going to a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or funeral you’re invited to
  • helping someone in an emergency
  • helping others care for a vulnerable person
  • going to a court or tribunal hearing – but check your hearing is still taking place in person

Joining up with another household

You can join up with 1 other household – this is called being in an ‘extended household’.

You can treat people in your extended household like part of your own household. For example, this means you:

  • can meet together indoors and outdoors
  • don’t need to stay 2 metres away from them 

You can only be in 1 extended household and you can’t change the household you’re joined with.

If you live with children under 18, they’re also part of your extended household.

If you’re separated from your children’s other parent and your children see both of you, they can be part of 2 different extended households.

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