Tourism Alliance Update – 18 February

  • Covid Pass Not Needed In Wales

The Welsh Government has confirmed that from today the legal requirement to show a Covid Pass to enter certain venues and events in Wales has been lifted. This means that the domestic Covid Pass will no longer be required for entry into indoor or outdoor events and venues, including nightclubs, cinemas, theatres and concert halls. But events and venues will be able to continue to use it if they choose to.

  • More Vaccines Added to Covid Pass

The guidance on the Covid Pass has been updated to say that residents in England who have received one or more of the following vaccines can have them added to their NHS Record to generate an NHS COVID Pass for use when travelling abroad.

  • Sinopharm Beijing/BIBP
  • SinoVac-CoronaVac
  • Covishield (Institute of India)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech).
  • R Number And Growth Rate

Good news to end the week with the R Number and Growth rate (respectively,  0.8 to 1.0 and -4% to -1%) continues to decline.