Pubs and restaurants in Wales could reopen indoors in time for the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May, the government has said.

Spring Bank Holiday Monday is 31 May, but the Welsh government has not specified a date for reopening hospitality indoors.

It said after 17 May it would “consider enabling indoor hospitality and remaining visitor accommodation to reopen in advance of the Spring Bank Holiday”.

First minister Mark Drakeford is expected to confirm a roadmap out of the Welsh lockdown.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes are expected to resume outdoor services in Wales on April 26, while cross-border travel between the country and the rest of the UK will be allowed from April 12.

The Welsh Government said that the changes, subject to Wales’ public health situation, were part of its “step-by-step” approach of relaxing rules.

Speaking ahead of today’s press briefing, Drakeford said: “The review we have concluded this week, means we can continue with our programme of further re-opening of the economy and loosening the restrictions in place.

“With the weather improving, with more opportunities to see family and friends, there are reasons for optimism. However, we can’t let our guard down yet.

“We all still need to be vigilant, we still need to do our part to keep this deadly disease at bay.”