... Children in Wales will return to school on June 29 to 'check in, catch up and prepare for … Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First Minister warned. An intensive care doctor said allowing people to mix over Christmas will "pour petrol on an already burning fire.". Several other schools took the decision to close into their own hands, and the Welsh government felt considerable pressure with the infection rate rising in the lead up to the easing of lockdown over Christmas. The new rules will come into play from 6pm on Friday 23 October. The country was put under a national lockdown … Previously, people could only travel out of Wales if it was deemed "essential. Wales' 17-day fire-break lockdown ends today. However, over time, differences between the approach of each part of the UK emerged, and the … Jim Jones, from North Wales Tourism, had this wish list for Friday. So, what are the key dates you need to know as lockdown is lifted in Wales… WALES is reportedly set for a second firebreak lockdown from December 28 as Covid cases continue to rise. Written statement: Review of Lockdown Measures and The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. Advertisement. In a further rule change, people required to self-isolate in Wales can do so for 10 days instead of two weeks from Thursday, December 10. The Welsh Government has also asked people to maintain social distancing and to stop booking multiple tables in pubs and then pushing the chairs together. If you are in tier one or two, the blanket ban on non-essential travel no longer applies, and  hotels and self-catering accommodation facilities have reopened once again in lower-risk tiers. Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First … Small and medium sized businesses could receive up to £100,000 in grants and larger  businesses could receive up to £150,000. Wales' GCSE, AS and A-level exams due to take place in summer 2021 have been cancelled, Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced on 10 November. Pupils will be able to go in to take exams but others will learn from home for an additional week, Mr Drakeford said. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. "The plan sets out four alert levels. First published: 19 June 2020 . England, Scotland and Wales introduced the first lockdown restrictions on 26 March and Northern Ireland on 28 March with only minor differences in their respective approaches. Wales. The level of risk is very high," Mark Drakeford said. It was the first local lockdown in Wales, and followed the discovery that 98 people had tested positive in a week, giving the county the highest infection rate in Wales. If any data is incomplete or incorrect or the evidence provided is insufficient we will not process the application and it will be rejected. Three households will be allowed to meet over Christmas in Wales and around the UK under new Covid rules. Which? Wales BANS pubs from selling alcoholic drinks and introduces 6pm CURFEW as it heads for ANOTHER lockdown less than four weeks after its 'firebreak' with infection rate up 31 per cent - … We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Northern Ireland is also relaxing some rules, following a two-week lockdown. Wales will this week enter into a two-week lockdown it was announced on Monday, with Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford urging the nation to … After the UK went into lockdown in March some restrictions are now starting to ease. Share this page. In a statement, the Cabinet Office “emphasised that the public will be advised to remain cautious, and that wherever possible people should avoid travelling and minimise social contact”. By Dan Hodges For The Mail On Sunday. The circuit-breaker is two weeks long so will come to an end next Monday. Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First Minister warned. A "Restrictions Business Fund" worth £160m will be on offer which will enable around 60,000 hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses which pay non-domestic rates (NDR) to access grants of up to £5,000. Please think carefully about where you are going and what you are doing. Wales is due to conclude its two-week firebreak lockdown. It comes as England prepares to go into a month-long lockdown. WALES will enter a two-week 'firebreak' lockdown this week, with closures of non-essential businesses and residents urged to stay home. The lockdown in Wales will end on Monday - everything you need to know. Now the Welsh Government is busy putting new national measures in place ready for when the lockdown period ends. ", Pubs, cafes and restaurants cannot serve alcohol from 6pm on December 4 and must close at 6pm thereafter, apart from takeaway services, Cinemas, bowling alleys and bingo halls will close, as will amusement arcades, casinos and galleries, Non-essential businesses have been open since November 9, but people must work from home "wherever possible", Travel is still permitted anywhere within Wales, but people are not able to travel to England unless it is for essential purposes until tomorrow, Dec 2, A maximum of two households can form a support bubble and meet indoors or in private gardens, Up to four people from separate households can meet up outside the home and in cafes, pubs and restaurants, and bring their children along, but must book ahead and provide identification, House parties, events and gatherings are unlawful, Groups of up to 15 people can take part in organised activities indoors, while up to 30 people are allowed to take part in activities outdoors, Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies may take place with social distancing and face coverings, but receptions are limited to 15 people, Invite-only funerals may take place and wakes or gatherings are limited to 15 people, excluding staff and children under 11. In … The lockdown will last two weeks, starting at 6pm on Friday, October 23. Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First Minister warned. However, the Welsh government still advises caution, in order to help stop the spread of the virus. Number of deaths with Covid-19 in UK goes over 65,000. A total of £180 million will also be available from the Economic Resilience Fund. Mrs Williams said it was impossible to guarantee a level playing field because of the impact of coronavirus, so grades will be based on externally set classroom assessments under teacher supervision. People in Wales … The First Minister expressed growing concern that cases could surpass 2,500 by Christmas Day if the current rate continued. The announcement follows the rise in cases across Wales and increased hospital admissions. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. Dr Jones said the hospital he worked at was already facing an "incredibly grave situation", with critical care patients having to be transferred to different hospitals for treatment. He called for the Government to introduce a lockdown immediately in Wales and said: "The speed and ferocity that the second wave has hit us with is nothing that we could have imagined.". Details of a four-tier traffic light lockdown system were announced at the Welsh government coronavirus briefing on December 11. Wales will go into a "short, sharp" national lockdown from Friday until 9 November. Previously travel in and out of Wales was only allowed for "essential purposes", such as education, work or caring responsibilities. Mr Drakeford said at a press conference on Dec 4 that the situation in Wales remained "very serious" and that the Government was using measures seen in other parts of the UK in a bid to drive cases down. You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully What are the rules in Wales? Wales’ 17-day “firebreak” lockdown, which started on 23 October, has now come to an end. A SECOND coronavirus fire-break lockdown could be imposed in January or February across Wales, a Government minister has said. The lockdown is expected to start on Thursday, November 5 and last for four weeks. Politics. On Monday 19 October, the Welsh government announced it would be implementing a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown for Wales to combat the rising … Reduce the 2m distancing rule to give our business some hope in trying to salvage what’s left of the season. All secondary schools and further education colleges in Wales will transition to online classes from Monday December 14, the Education Minister announced on Dec 10. A number of counties have also indicated primary schools will close earlier, including Cardiff and Swansea. Following the end of England's lockdown on Wednesday the … To find out more, please visit www.businesswales.gov.wales. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. It was 23 March when Prime Minister Boris Johnson - … Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. Monday 9 November 2020 13:45, UK Wales is out of 'firebreak lockdown' but there are still many restrictions Why you can trust Sky News Wales's 17-day firebreak lockdown has ended and new national measures to combat COVID-19 have come into effect. It started at 6pm on Friday, October 23 and will last until 12:01am Monday, November 9. "The plan sets out four alert levels. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. Earlier this month, Health Minister Vaughan Gething hinted a tiered system may be necessary to allow rules to be relaxed at Christmas. Wales is now 100 days into lockdown after the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic. The warning came after indoor entertainment businesses were closed and a ban on alcohol in hospitality venues was introduced on Dec 4 due to another rise in coronavirus cases. The coronavirus lockdown in Wales will be extended for a further 3 weeks, with minor adjustments proposed but maximum caution maintained to ensure the virus does not spread, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. Tougher restrictions will hit Wales in the run up to Christmas. The country has reached 1,900 Covid-related hospital admissions for the first time during the pandemic, Drakeford announced in the government briefing. The UK has agreed on arrangements for during the Christmas period in a deal agreed between Michael Gove and the First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Wales … After temporarily having restrictions eased after its ‘firebreak’ lockdown, Wales is introducing stricter measures once more from 4 December. Only the vaccine can save us now, Exclusive: Test and Trace chaos made me 'lose it' and seek psychiatrist help, Boris Johnson determined to let families meet at Christmas, but urges self isolation beforehand, Moscow capable of second Salisbury-style poisoning that could kill thousands in UK, Defence Secretary warns, Man who ‘expressed affinity with’ incel-motivated mass murderer found guilty under Terrorism Act in ‘unprecedented’ case, Are Covid-19 cases rising or falling in your area? All but essential retail will shut from Friday – tougher measures than in Scotland or tier 3 areas of England. First Minister Mark Drakeford described the time-limited lockdown as a "short, sharp, shock to turn back the clock, slow down the virus and buy us more time". When did the lockdown start, and how long has the UK been in lockdown? Cardiff. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Bars and restaurants will be banned from selling alcohol and will shut at 6 pm. Travel to tiers three and four in Scotland and tier three in England is still prohibited, and well as the whole of Northern Ireland. But when does the lockdown in Wales end? Want us to send our biggest stories straight to your inbox? Drakeford has confirmed that all shops, gyms, and other premises normally open to the public but which were required to close during the fire-break will be allowed to reopen from Monday. I'm A Celebrity will kick off in less than TWO WEEKS as start date is confirmed despite Wales being in a circuit breaker lockdown. First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to unveil a phased ‘roadmap’ setting out how Wales will exit lockdown measures which have been in place for eight weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson […] Wales has confirmed a two-week "firebreak" lockdown. The circuit breaker lockdown means a return to some of the tightest restrictions for Wales, with non-essential businesses like pubs, gyms and hairdressers forced to close once more Five Dates Review – Lockdown Loving (PS4) Jenny Jones Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Five Dates is a FMV (Full Motion Video) game from the masters of the genre, Wales Interactive . It comes as England prepares to go into a month-long lockdown. A land of fear and twitching curtains: DAN HODGES braves a visit to Wales after its Left-wing leader plunged it into lockdown. coronavirus. The key lockdown changes and dates you need to know in Wales. Mark Drakeford had initially been committed to keeping schools open for as long as possible, urging parents to continue sending their children until the end of term. Wales is due to conclude its two-week firebreak lockdown. Leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses were closed, along with community centres, libraries and recycling centres. Confirm a re-opening date, or dates, for hospitality and tourism, to allow businesses to prepare for a return to trading. Last updated: 8 May 2020. Wales lockdown: New ‘fire-break’ restrictions imposed for 17 days. However leaders in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland … Wales is due to conclude its two-week firebreak lockdown. By Bryony Jewell For Mailonline. Updates automatically, People may travel from Wales to tier one and two areas in England and Scotland. Date fitness centres reopened and the new rules in place after lockdown Gyms, leisures centres and indoor pools will finally reopen on 25 July, after being closed for more than four months. Coronavirus: 'Traffic light' system to lift lockdown in Wales. Wales is currently under tighter restrictions due to the fire-break lockdown put in place by the Welsh Government. First published: 8 May 2020. The law banning non-essential travel to England from Wales will be lifted at 6pm on Friday 4 December. Wales lockdown: New ‘fire-break’ restrictions imposed for 17 days. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. All local authorities with lookup. We are at alert level three. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. The Welsh Government has announced a series of measures will come into effect tomorrow across Wales … explains the dates and rules around the latest lockdown changes in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The traffic light is red. 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