Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is set to extend the lockdown in Wales by three weeks, but he is expected to confirm that some primary school pupils could return to school after the February half term if infection rates continue to fall.

Infection rates across the majority of Wales have seen a sharp fall over recent weeks. Levels in parts of South Wales such as Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend have significantly fallen from the dangerous levels seen over the Christmas and New Year period.

COVID-19 infection rates across Wales are now below 200 cases per 100,000 population. This is the lowest level that they have been in the country since November.

Currently schools, colleges and other educational settings remain closed, but nurseries remain open, as they do in England.

Mr Drakeford will host a press conference at lunchtime with further details.