By Tony Winterburn • 23 October 2020 • 16:00
3.1 million people in Wales will have to stay at home as a 17-day lockdown begins from 18.00 BST October 23.
Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said the lockdown in Wales was happening now so “we can have a much more normal Christmas season for businesses.” Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay said there was a “common purpose here to get the virus down so people could enjoy Christmas. I think few people expect it to be exactly as it would normally, he said – but the ability of families to spend Christmas together was something we all hope to be in a position to do.”
People are being told to stay at home and pubs throughout the lockdown, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops will shut from 18.00 BST for 17 days. Economists have warned the lockdown may cost the Welsh economy more than £500m. However delaying lockdown measures would have impacted December trade for businesses, the Welsh government said. The “firebreak” is aimed to slow the rise of Covid cases and hospital admissions.
Gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in your household are banned from Friday evening until November 9. Supermarkets in Wales have been to told to sell only essential goods.
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