First Minister announces Short, Sharp, National Lockdown

THE First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has today announced a short sharp national lockdown for Wales, which will come into effect at 6pm on Friday. Speaking at his daily briefing today, Monday (Oct 19) the First Minister said that it was ‘no easy choice’ and that it had to Continue Reading

New rules for people living alone in local lockdown areas

FIRST Minister Mark Drakeford will today amend the local lockdown rules in recognition of the emotional toll coronavirus is having on people who live alone. Adults living alone, including single parents, in areas under local restrictions will be able to form a temporary bubble with another household in their local Continue Reading

Hospitality business in Wales to close at 10pm to tackle spread of coronavirus

HOSPITALITY businesses in Wales will have to close at 10pm, as new measures are introduced in Wales to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today. Hospitality businesses will have to provide table service only from Thursday and all off-licences, including supermarkets, will have to stop selling Continue Reading

“Go further” Plaid Leader Adam Price calls on Welsh Government to introduce targeted temporary closure of pubs in areas with Coronavirus restrictions

THE Welsh Government should go further than closing the pubs at 10pm in areas where there are Coronavirus restrictions, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said. First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed this evening that pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales will have to shut at 10pm every night under new Continue Reading

First Minister “hugely impressed” by Welsh public’s determination to do ‘right thing’

THE First Minister of Wales has reiterated the importance of avoiding mass gatherings and to behave responsibly in order to avoid a reversal of policies, which could see stricter controls reapplied. Mark Drakeford was speaking at his weekly press briefing and said that dispersal orders were in effect in areas Continue Reading

Wales ready to welcome visitors again

THE First Minister Mark Drakeford will today see how tourism businesses are preparing to welcome back visitors to Wales as the sector prepares to open for the first time since the since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. He will visit The Hide in St Donats, in the Vale of Continue Reading

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