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

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


measures include:

Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses to close
People told to work from 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
The circuit break will last until Monday 9 November
Wales will enter a 17-day from Friday
Wales will enter a 17-day from Friday
First Minister Mark Drakeford said the introduction of a new would deliver a “short, sharp shock”.

“It 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 new measures, the NHS will not be able to cope and “even people will die”.



Sky news