People in Wales will be allowed to drink a pint inside a pub today for the first time in more than five months. 

Entertainment venues like cinemas and all tourist accommodation can also reopen, along with indoor service in hospitality businesses.

Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor events and up to 50 people in organised outdoor events.

Today's easing of rules will see Wales move to alert level two, with first minister Mark Drakeford saying last week that the move was prompted by levels of coronavirus remaining low, and Wales' vaccination rates being the highest in the UK.

The Welsh Government has announced businesses still affected by restrictions like social distancing can claim additional financial support of up to £25,000 to help meet ongoing costs.

Further easements planned for today, including allowing small events and meeting people, have been held back due to concerns about the Indian variant of Covid-19.

Drakeford has said he could give them the green light to go ahead as early as next week, if scientific advice is that the variant poses no additional risk.

Scientists believe the Indian variant may be more transmissible than the UK variant first detected in Kent last year, and may be linked to India’s second wave.

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The first minister said there were now 26 cases of the mutated strain of Covid-19 across Wales, with each case associated with foreign travel, as opposed to community transmission.

International travel will be allowed across the UK from Monday under a traffic light system, but the Welsh Government’s concerns about reimporting the virus meant it is advising people not to travel abroad during 2021.

Changes to the Covid-19 restrictions in Wales from today include:

– Indoor hospitality can reopen with six people from up to six households, not including children under 11, able to book.

– All holiday accommodation can reopen

– Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can reopen.

– Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance

– Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries, can reopen

– Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes

– International travel will resume with a traffic light system aligned with England and Scotland.

People living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place.