What time does lockdown end in Wales today?

What time does lockdown end in Wales today?

THE Welsh "fire-break" lockdown was introduced to protect the country's NHS from being overwhelmed by the resurgence of Covid-19.

But what time does the lockdown end today? Here is everything you'll need to know…

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When does lockdown end in Wales?

The "fire-break" lockdown will end on November 9 (today) at 12:01am.

Over the last three weeks, people have been asked to stay at home and only leave for a limited number of reasons, including exercise, buying essential supplies and to seek or provide care.

People were not able to meet indoors or outdoors with anyone they did not live with, with exceptions for those who lived alone.

All non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality, and tourism businesses were closed, along with community centres, libraries, and recycling centres, while places of worship were also shut other than for funerals or wedding ceremonies.

Food shops, off-licences, pharmacies, banks, and post offices were allowed to remain open.

When did lockdown start?

Wales entered the lockdown 17 days ago, on October 23.

What are the rules now?

Following the 17 day lockdown, new national measures have been introduced.

First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that all shops, gyms, and other non-essential businesses would open today.

It is possible for people from four different households to meet outside, providing they adhere to social distancing rules.

People will be able to meet in cafes and pubs however they must follow the four-household limit.

Families of six for example will be able to go to a restaurant or cafe without breaking the rules as they come from the same household.

The 10pm curfew on alcohol sales will remain in place for now.

Organised activities for groups of up to 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors will be allowed with social distancing measures in place.

People will not be able to meet in the gardens of anyone other than their extended household.

How many Covid cases and deaths have there been in Wales?

There have been 59,981 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Wales with 2,033 deaths.

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