Coronavirus: Wales to return to toughest lockdown rules with virus ‘firebreak’

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lockdown will take Wales back to restrictions introduced in March, with most businesses shutting, and people being told to stay at home and work home where possible.


measures include:

Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses to close
People told to work 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 open after the half-term week and secondary will open only to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils
Places of worship to be closed except for weddings and funerals
The circuit break will last until 9 November
Wales will enter a 17-day lockdown Friday
Wales will enter a 17-day lockdown from Friday
First Minister Mark Drakeford said the introduction of a lockdown would deliver a “short, sharp shock”.

will have to be sharp and deep in order to have the impact we need,” he told reporters in Cardiff.

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

Mr Drakeford said without the measures, the NHS will be able to cope and “even more people will die”.



Sky news