Social distancing is not "disappearing in SLOT Wales", First Minister Mark Drakeford has emphasised.
From Saturday - when the country moves to Covid alert level 0 - it will be "part of a wider list of things" with "more flexibility for businesses to draw the right set of measures together" to protect their staff and customers, he said in a press briefing earlier.
Facemasks will still need to be worn in indoor public places including shops, buses and trains, but not in venues where food and drink is served, such as pubs, Drakeford added.
He said the Welsh government would now be monitoring the impact of the changes.
Wales is on the “final lap” of emerging from the pandemic, he insisted.
"Having reached this important milestone, we now need to carefully monitor the impact of lifting so many restrictions.
"We therefore do not expect to make any further changes at the next review."