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.