Six people from any number of households can meet outside in Wales from Saturday, as lockdown measures continue to be eased across the country.
The new ‘rule of six’ does not include children under the age of 11 or carers from those households and comes amid relatively low case rates in Wales.
The Welsh government also confirmed pubs, restaurants and cafe can reopen outdoors from Monday, as well as outdoor swimming pools, funfairs and theme parks.
It comes as first minister Mark Drakeford suggested indoor hospitality may be able to reopen on 17 May, as is currently the plan in neighbouring England, with dates being moved forward.
This means Wales will have completed the move from ‘Alert Level 4’ to ‘Alert Level 3’ by May 3 – two weeks earlier than planned.
However, any decision will not be taken until the Senedd elections 11 days before and a government is formed, with the next review due to take place on 13 May.
Mr Drakeford coronavirus-rule-changes-wales-key-20446925″>told WalesOnline: “The sacrifices we have made continue to show results. By us all working…