Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will begin to re-open outdoors in Wales from July 13, the Welsh Government has announced.

The loosening of restrictions on the hospitality sector will only happen if cases of coronavirus continue to fall.

Eluned Morgan, Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, will set out the phased re-opening plan at the daily press conference at 12.30pm on Thursday, July 2.

It follows a rapid review of the hospitality sector in Wales to look at how the industry can safely be re-opened.

The first phase will see the re-opening of outdoor spaces owned by business and subject to existing licenses – this is if conditions continue to be favourable and subject to the outcome of next week’s review of the regulations.

The re-opening of indoor services will be considered later, depending on the success of outdoor opening; the ongoing coronavirus situation in Wales and other measures businesses put in place to reduce the risk of transmission, such as pre-booking, table service only, and even the use of apps.