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Businesses in Cardiff Worry for the loss of Six Nations Games

Written by on 10th January 2022

Businesses in the Cardiff area are saying that if the Six Nations rugby games aren’t held in the Capital City, it will be financially devastating for the local economy – following 2 years of being disrupted by Covid-19.

At the moment, Wales are due to play three Six Nations fixtures in Cardiff, but the current Welsh Covid restrictions don’t at the moment allow crowds of spectators, which has apparently led to The Welsh Rugby Union considering playing home games in England where crowds are permitted. Meanwhile the rule of six and table service apply to Welsh pubs and restaurants, but nightclubs are closed.

At his Friday briefing, while confirming level 2 restrictions will remain at least until the next weekly review, First Minister Mark Drakeford said the “storm of Omicron cases” has not yet peaked in Wales but modelling suggested that would probably happen in the next couple of weeks – after which the Welsh Government would consider reducing the restrictions if the NHS can cope.

The first Six Nations game, against Scotland, is due to take place on the 12th of February.