Tourism

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following guidance from Welsh Government, we've produced specific guidance and downloadable resources to help you prepare to re-open your business. This underpins the 5-step approach published by UK Government.

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Our tourism and hospitality sector have been growing steadily year on year estimated in 2018 to contribute almost £½billion to the local economy. It is now amongst the hardest hit due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

With Welsh Government easing lockdown conditions, we are working with local communities and businesses in the tourism industry to prepare for a phased return of visitors:

  • 6th July – 5mile travel restriction lifted and outdoor attractions can open
  • 11 July - Accommodation without shared facilities can take bookings
  • 13 July - Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants able to reopen outdoors using spaces they own and have licenses for
  • 25 July – Campsites and other accommodation with shared facilities can reopen
  • 27 July - Cinemas, museums & galleries can reopen*
  • 3 August - Indoor hospitality can reopen*

*Subject to ongoing review. These facilities can open from these dates but many will need additional time to ensure they comply with all safety guidelines.

As you seek to market and engage with visitors once again, we are asking people to ‘respect, protect and enjoy’ Carmarthenshire whilst supporting businesses close to where they are staying. Key to the return of the tourism industry is providing confidence and reassurance to local communities that extra care has been taken to protect them as visitors return.

How people view travel and those coming into their own local area has changed, probably forever. Together, let's ensure Carmarthenshire is prepared to safely welcome day and overnight visitors back.

We also have lots of free resources for you to use – videos, images and much more.

We will continue to update this information, please let us know if there is anything you’d like us to add to our website, email: tourism@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.