Non-essential goods have been taken off sale at supermarkets in Wales, ahead of a 17 day fire-break lockdown in the country.

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said yesterday that stores should only sell ‘essential’ products during the lockdown and that items such as electrical goods and clothing should not be sold.

Many retailers will be forced to shut during the ā€˜firebreakā€™ lockdown, when it begins on Friday at 6pm, but food shops, off-licences and pharmacies can stay open.

Wales Fire Break Lockdown Regulations:

  • Supermarkets can sell only ā€˜essential itemsā€™
  • Pubs and restaurants closed
  • Only leave the house to shop for food, medicine or take exercise
  • Household mixing banned indoors and outdoors
  • Most school children will stay at home
  • Work from home wherever possibleĀ 
  • Wear face masks indoors and on public transportĀ 

The photo was taken by Jamie Skyrme at a Tesco store in Wales earlier today.