With restrictions on outdoor events in Wales set to ease fully from January 21 and indoor activities the following week, we take a look at the major sporting events which fans in the country will once again be able to view in person
Last Updated: 14/01/22 4:20pm
Sport in Wales is set to welcome fans back in the coming weeks
Spectators are set to return to major sporting events in Wales in the coming weeks after the Welsh Government confirmed plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
From Saturday, the number of people who can be present at outdoor events will rise from 50 to 500.Then, from January 21, Wales will move to alert level zero for all outdoor activities, which means there will be no limits on the number of people who can take part in them – albeit with Covid passes still being needed for larger-scale events. We take a look at how this will affect sport in the country, with rugby union, football, racing boxing and darts all set to welcome back fans…Six Nations set to go ahead as plannedPrior to the Welsh Government’s announcement around restrictions being lifted, there were concerns Wales would either have to play their home Six Nations matches behind closed doors.Multiple reports had also suggested plans were being drawn up to potential play matches across the border in England, where there is no limit on crowds in place, to allow spectators to attend.However, Friday’s announcement means Wales’ first home match of this year’s tournament against Scotland on February 12 should be able to go ahead with a capacity crowd at the Principality Stadium.”Provided the numbers continue to fall, that is what we are announcing today,” Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford said on Friday. …