Government guidance for people who work and participate in the arts in Wales. 

Last updated: 18 May 2021

Important: The following guidance is subject to frequent review. It is national guidance applying to Wales, and specific areas may be subject to local restrictions. 

We will endeavour to keep this information up to date, but please refer in the first instance to the national guidelines about COVID-19

Wales is currently at alert level 2: medium risk. Indoor organised activities for up to 30 adults can now take place, and community centres can open. Organised outdoor activities are permitted for up to 50 people.

Performing arts 

On 16 September 2020, Welsh Government published: Rehearsing, performing and taking part in the performing arts: guidance for a phased return (Last update on 14 May 2021

This document includes guidance on Singing and playing wind and brass instruments (which is considered a "higher risk activity").


Welsh Government has published guidelines for: Culture and heritage destinations and venues: guidance for a phased return. This guidance is for museums, art galleries; historic and ancient monuments; historic buildings and gardens; libraries; archives; cinemas; and arts venues including concert halls and theatres. (Last update on 27 April 2021

Welsh Government has also published guidelines on the Safe use of multi-purpose community centres. (Last update on 10 May 2021) 

Creative industries 

There is guidance available for a phased return for the Creative industries, with an emphasis on screen, digital, music, and publishing. (Last update on 17 December 2020)