29th April 2021
Dear Brethren and Companions,
Further to the First Rising earlier this week, I can confirm that the suspension of freemasonry in West Wales will be lifted from Monday 17th May 2021 (subject to Government Guidance and Regulations in force at that time).
The Welsh Government plans to move to alert level 3 from Monday 3rd May 2021. It will then be possible for lodges and chapters, should they wish, to take advantage of the ability for no more than 15 people to meet indoors to undertake rehearsals/committee meetings in readiness for meetings to resume from the 17 May. (The "fourteen days" is to allow time for summonses to be issued and brethren & companions to have reasonable notice of the resumption.)
We are grateful to those hard-working members who have prepared our masonic meeting places for reopening and we look forward to meetings resuming. The incoming Welsh Government may move to Alert Level 2 from 17 May. This will permit masonic centres in Wales to host meetings of up to 30 people, (or the maximum capacity identified in the masonic centre’s risk assessment, whichever is lower), if they have complied with the requirements set out in the regulations. Please note that licensed premises are subject to additional restrictions.
Should you have any queries in relation the specific requirements for your building, please contact our Masonic Centres Officer:
W Bro Andrew Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org , who I am sure will be pleased to help.
The resumption of Masonic meetings is excellent news, following such a difficult period of suspension. We can now look forward to being able to enjoy each other's company soon.
Please remember that no brother or companion should feel under any pressure to attend or stay away. It is an individual's personal decision to resume their masonic labour.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
W Bro Anthony C Trumper
Provincial Grand Secretary
Province of West Wales