Saturday 22 August 2020, 2:27pm . 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. Details of a four-tier traffic light lockdown system were announced at the Welsh government coronavirus briefing on December 11. The lockdown is expected to start on Thursday, November 5 and last for four weeks. Published 24 April. The lockdown will last two weeks, starting at 6pm on Friday, October 23. The key dates you need to know as lockdown is eased further in Wales. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. They must stay at home, except for limited purposes such as exercise, and must work from home wherever possible. Lockdown dates: Boris Johnson Instituted a UK-wide lockdown on March 23 (Image: GETTY) READ MORE We must never forget the heroes of the lockdown, says VANESSA FELTZ Just over 65,000 deaths involving Covid-19 … However, you must not travel unless it is essential if you are living in a higher tier. 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. These new measures are similar to level 3 restrictions in Scotland. All but essential retail will shut from Friday – tougher measures than in Scotland or tier 3 areas of England. 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. Wales is due to conclude its two-week firebreak lockdown. Reduce the 2m distancing rule to give our business some hope in trying to salvage what’s left of the season. 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. Small and medium sized businesses could receive up to £100,000 in grants and larger  businesses could receive up to £150,000. Despite this, one school in Caerphilly, St Martin's School, had already decided to end their term on December 10, after 68% of parents said they intended to keep their children at home for the last week of term. After temporarily having restrictions eased after its ‘firebreak’ lockdown, Wales is introducing stricter measures once more from 4 December. It also follows the news that all secondary schools and colleges in Wales will shut for face-to-face teaching on December 14, and move to online learning for the last week of term. You can read more about the new rules here. This virus thrives wherever we come together with others.". Children benefit from being with their peers" he added. Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First Minister warned. By Dan Hodges For The Mail On Sunday. People in Wales … Wales has entered a national 17-day lockdown in an effort to slow the rise of Covid cases and hospital admissions. 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. 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”. The country was put under a national lockdown … Want us to send our biggest stories straight to your inbox? A full coronavirus control plan will be published and voted on in the week beginning Dec 14. Wales lifts lockdown travel ban - but Stokies are still barred from travelling to the country. A land of fear and twitching curtains: DAN HODGES braves a visit to Wales after its Left-wing leader plunged it into lockdown. Travel to tiers three and four in Scotland and tier three in England is still prohibited, and well as the whole of Northern Ireland. If any data is incomplete or incorrect or the evidence provided is insufficient we will not process the application and it will be rejected. Wales could go into a two-week lockdown from next week. Northern Ireland is also relaxing some rules, following a two-week lockdown. Details will be published later today on how Wales can exit the lockdown measures put in place to help stop the spread of COIVID-19. Wales lockdown: New ‘fire-break’ restrictions imposed for 17 days. 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. We aim to process grant applications within 30 days of receipt. Shoppers in Cardiff, Wales, which Michael Gove says came out of its lockdown last month 'too soon' and 'too expansively'. Wales has confirmed a two-week "firebreak" lockdown. What are the rules in Wales? 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. 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. Wales will enter tier 4 (full lockdown) from December 28 if Covid cases do not begin to decrease, the First Minister warned. Scotland is loosening restrictions on 11 areas as part its five-tier system of Covid restrictions. Tougher restrictions will hit Wales in the run up to Christmas. The Telegraph - Tougher restrictions will hit Wales in the run up to Christmas Details of a four-tier traffic light lockdown system were announced at the Welsh government coronavirus briefing on December 11. A SECOND coronavirus fire-break lockdown could be imposed in January or February across Wales, a Government minister has said. PM and EU chief agree to extend Brexit trade talks. The ‘firebreak’ lockdown in Wales is set to last for two weeks – with the first week covering the half-term period there. By Bryony Jewell For Mailonline. Coronavirus: 'Traffic light' system to lift lockdown in Wales. He said the move needed to be "short and sharp" to … Wales is due to conclude its two-week firebreak lockdown. Yesterday (19 October), the Welsh Government announced a “firebreak” national lockdown from 6:00pm on Friday, 23 October until Monday, 9 November that will have an impact on football in Wales. So, what are the key dates you need to know as lockdown is lifted in Wales… On Monday 19 October, the Welsh government announced it would be implementing a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown for Wales to combat the rising … 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 … ", 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. The First Minister announced that non-essential retail stores in Wales will be able to reopen from Monday 22 June, providing that social distancing measures can be maintained within the stores. To find out more, please visit www.businesswales.gov.wales. The circuit-breaker, which came into force at 6pm on Friday, October 23, was introduced to help regain control of coronavirus and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed. November 9. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. 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. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Confirm a re-opening date, or dates, for hospitality and tourism, to allow businesses to prepare for a return to trading. Advertisement. Top Stories. All but essential retail will shut from Friday – tougher measures than in Scotland or tier 3 areas of England Written statement: Review of Lockdown Measures and The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. From Friday, people in Wales will be able to travel to tier one and tier two areas in England and Scotland. 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. It will include the half-term holiday and cover two weeks, ending on Monday November 9. "The plan sets out four alert levels. A total of £180 million will also be available from the Economic Resilience Fund. First published: 8 May 2020. When will the ‘firebreak’ lockdown start and finish? When did the lockdown start, and how long has the UK been in lockdown? Figures reportedly stand at 130 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. Lee Waters said another lockdown is likely in Wales in January or February Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the 17-day "fire-break" lockdown on October 19. Wales' 17-day fire-break lockdown ends today. Picture: PA By Matt Drake Wales will introduce a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown next week, according to a leaked letter. Wales will go into a "short, sharp" national lockdown from Friday until 9 November. The level of risk is very high," Mark Drakeford said. Northern Ireland is also relaxing some rules, following a two-week lockdown. If you were due to stay with us during these dates we will be in contact with you to rearrange your stay with us. Mon 19 Oct 2020 11.22 EDT. Health. But when does the lockdown in Wales end? In … After the UK went into lockdown in March some restrictions are now starting to ease. It comes as England prepares to go into a month-long lockdown. You can read what he said about it here. The lockdown will begin at 6pm on October 23 and last until November 9, and will see all but essential retail outlets close. 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. The traffic light is red. 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. The decision has been criticised by the Children's Commissioner for Wales as disruptive to education. People will be told to stay at home and pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops must shut. The full list of all the Wales lockdown changes that will come into force today. A fire-break lockdown will come into force in Wales from this Friday, October 23rd and run until Monday, November 9th. 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. 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. 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". Wales is currently under tighter restrictions due to the fire-break lockdown put in place by the Welsh Government. coronavirus. Mon 7 Dec 2020 10.37 EST 18 Another lockdown may be needed in Wales to stop the NHS being overwhelmed as the number of Covid-19 patients in … LOCKDOWN measures have been extended for nearly another month in the UK, with little sign yet the country's epidemic is receding. 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. 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 […] The key lockdown changes and dates you need to know in Wales. Mr Drakeford admitted that the Welsh Government has not concluded its discussions on what measures to place on pubs, bars and restaurants. The Welsh Government will introduce the shutdown in Wales from 6pm on Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. Last updated: 19 June 2020. Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. The lockdown in Wales will end on Monday - everything you need to know. "Parents will know just how important this period the end of term is, especially in primary schools. Following the end of the firebreak, a new set of national rules will be introduced, covering how people can meet and how the public sector and businesses operate. Since October 23, people have only been allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons and had to work from home where possible. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Mr Drakeford said, “Coronavirus doesn’t respect borders – we all have a part to play in keeping Wales and the UK safe. The announcement follows the rise in cases across Wales and increased hospital admissions. Businesses in Wales hit by coronavirus will be offered £140m in grants, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said. 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 Number of deaths with Covid-19 in UK goes over 65,000. The country has reached 1,900 Covid-related hospital admissions for the first time during the pandemic, Drakeford announced in the government briefing. We are at alert level three. Earlier this month, Health Minister Vaughan Gething hinted a tiered system may be necessary to allow rules to be relaxed at Christmas. Leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses were closed, along with community centres, libraries and recycling centres. Dr Dave Jones, the clinical director for intensive care at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, said the Covid-19 situation was now "far worse" than he had previously imagined, during a Channel 4 news report on Dec 9. 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