NEWS | Wales to enter lockdown from Friday – More Details

The Welsh Government has announced that the country will enter a “fire break” lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday.

The measures include:

  • Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses to close
  • People told to work from home wherever possible, with exceptions for critical workers
  • Household mixing banned both indoors and outdoors, although those in social bubbles will still be able to meet
  • Primary schools open after the half-term week and secondary schools will open only to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils
  • Places of worship to be closed except for weddings and funerals

“Everyone in Wales will be required to stay at home. All non-essential businesses will have to close.” First Minister Mark Drakeford said.