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As of 24 March 2020, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Welsh Government has now enacted emergency legislation to allow the closure of public footpaths and access land in Wales. This legislation is called The Health and Protection (Coronvirus, closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land (WALES) (Regulations 2020).
These are areas which are liable to large numbers of people congregating or being in close proximity to each other, or the use of which otherwise poses a high risk to the incidence or spread of infection in its area with the coronavirus. This new legislation affects some sections of the Wales Coast Path.
Please note that, under the legislation, there is no requirement to designate or waymark alternative routes whilst the closures are in place.
These Regulations expire at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day on which they come into force. However, the Welsh Government must review the need for restrictions imposed by the Regulations every 28 days.
Please take care of yourself and others by following Public Health Wales and UK Government guidance.
“We need to avoid unnecessary travel, so make your walk a local one; do not get into your car to travel"
In Wales, we are fortunate to be blessed with a wide range of paths, parks and outdoor public spaces right on our doorsteps. Provided people are not displaying symptoms of Covid 19, current advice is that it is safe for us to go outside for exercise once a day, as long as we:
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