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The Welsh Government’s traffic information service for motorways and trunk roads in Wales

Current Advice for Road Users during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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What should you do?

Keep Wales safe

From July 6th, the legal requirement to stay local (and the associated guidance about the 5-mile rule of thumb) no longer applies.

There will be no limitation on travel but holiday accommodation in Wales will not be allowed to be open – self-contained accommodation is preparing to re-open from 11 July.  

People from 2 separate households will also be able to join together to form one exclusive, extended household. There is no need for social distancing with people in your extended household. You will be able to go places together and do things, such as shopping, driving in cars or playing sports, without needing to physically distance from each other. When holiday accommodation and cafes, restaurants and pubs are open, you will also be able to visit these together as one unit. 

Read the latest Welsh Government guidance on extended households and the Coronavirus FAQs page.

 

Visit Wales safely

We’re doing everything we can to keep our network running smoothly- please help us by planning ahead to avoid travelling at busy times whenever possible, always drive carefully and park responsibly when visiting outdoor attractions. This will help reduce the risk of accidents on the network and overcrowding at certain spots. If you arrive somewhere and cannot maintain social distancing, please consider an alternative location.

The countryside code has also been revised in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read Natural Resources Wales' guidance on six steps to a safe return and revisions to the countryside code.

 
Please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and drive carefully


You must ensure your vehicle is safe to drive before setting off on a journey. You should carry out a walkaround check of the vehicle before your journey and check the:
• lights
• tyres
• wheel fixings
• bodywork
• trailer coupling
• load and other equipment

This also applies to caravan, campervan and motorhome owners. If you're considering towing a caravan please ensure you check your license, whether your vehicles' towing weight is sufficient and if there's any additional kit you may need to buy to tow safely.


Our roads are vital for the transport of key workers, the delivery of goods and for the emergency services. The Traffic Officer Service works incredibly hard, 365 days a year, to ensure the network is safe to use. Please help them during this outbreak by carrying out all safety check before beginning a journey to minimise your chance of breaking down while out on the road and driving responsibly to ensure they’re able to focus resources where they’re needed most.

 


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