Changes to visiting Newport

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Read the Welsh Government coronavirus regulations

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic changes to pedestrianised areas in Newport now support social distancing and improve the safety of visitors.

Additional barriers have been installed at key points to increase pedestrian areas in the city centre.

Vehicle access is restricted to business deliveries between 6am and 10am in these streets.

The changes allow more safe space for shoppers as well as supporting more pubs, restaurants and cafés to offer outdoor services.

As High Street is included in the new pedestrianised areas, bus services that used this route will now operate directly to Newport bus station.

View map of the city centre changes (pdf). 


All retail is now open. 

Newport Market is currently closed for refurbishment and re-purposing as a multi-functional space. See how the development is progressing.

Stay Safe

Face coverings are mandatory in most indoor public places across Wales.

More information can be found on the Welsh Government website.  

Read about steps you can take to ensure the safety of yourself and others

Newport City Council has introduced a range of measures to help visitors stay safe including:

  • Increased cleansing regime in key areas and council car parks
  • Social distancing solutions for retail areas and transport hubs
  • One way systems and/or footway widening
  • Anti-viral treatment of high frequency touch points such as handrails, bins, push buttons and seating
  • Assessments of businesses to ensure they are compliant with social distancing

Individual businesses are required to put in measures so customers and staff can remain at a safe distance at all times.

If you believe a business is not following these requirements, please call (01633) 414970.

More information is available from Friars Walk and Kingsway on how their malls will be operating in line with government guidance.


For the most recent information, see Friars Walk and Kingsway Centre.