Welsh supermarkets have been told to only sell ‘essential goods’ to customers during the country’s 17-day lockdown.

It’s being reported that supermarkets and stores will be told they are unable to sell items such as clothes to shoppers, and to prioritise other products deemed to be more important.

Many retailers will be forced to shut during the ‘firebreak’ lockdown, when it begins on Friday at 6pm, but food shops, off-licences and pharmacies can stay open.

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has said that the rules will be made clear to retailers.

Wales Fire Break Lockdown Regulations:

  • Supermarkets can sell only ‘essential items’
  • 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 possible 
  • Wear face masks indoors and on public transport