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Hanukkah 2020 and coronavirus

Published: 10 December 2020

Hanukkah 2020 is going to be different this year.  As we have done with many events across the year, we again offer our thanks to those of you who are protecting yourself and others from the risk of catching or spreading Coronavirus. 

People across Wales continue to adapt to the changing situation and important seasonal celebrations like Hanukkah can help boost morale and encourage us to connect safely with friends, family and loved ones. 

Dr Eleri Davies Incident Director for Public Health Wales said: “Coronavirus hasn’t gone away and once again we find ourselves thanking you for the resilience you have shown in doing your bit to reduce your chances of catching or spreading the virus. 

Hanukkah is a time of giving and a time for coming together with family and friends. Just as we have done throughout the year, many of us will be finding new and creative ways to get into the spirit of this important occasion.

“We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and the people we care about, so we ask again that you bear this in mind when planning your activities.”

“We wish you all a very happy and safe Hanukkah”

When planning your Hanukkah celebrations remember to:
-    adhere to social distancing measures and the current guidelines
-    find new ways of enjoying some of your favourite Hanukkah traditions safely at home
-    avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings
-    remain physically isolated from others if you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus. has a variety of information on Hanukkah as well as some great suggestions for ways to celebrate safely.