Following the Welsh Government’s 21-day lockdown review, the First Minister has announced that Wales will begin to ease restrictions.
The decision has been made to replace the existing “stay at home” requirement with a “stay local” rule, which will last two weeks. You can read more about what that means here.
It’s also been confirmed that from Saturday, March 13, four people from two households will be able to meet outdoors to socialise, including in gardens. Under existing rules people from separate households had only been permitted to meet up to exercise in groups of a maximum of four from a total of two households.
Outdoor sports facilities including basketball courts, tennis courts, and golf courses will also be allowed to open. See all the latest on exactly how the latest announcement applies to sporting activity here.
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From Saturday (March 13) indoor care home visits will restart for single designated visitors.
The First Minister is also due to announced that from Monday all primary pupils and secondary school pupils in qualifications years who are due to take GCSEs and and A-levels this summer will return. Schools will have the flexibility to bring year 10 and 12 learners back and more learners will return to colleges. Organised sport for children will be allowed from the Easter holidays.
There will also be flexibility for in-school check-ins for all other pupils, a government spokesman said, while schools will fully re-open after the Easter break.
Hairdressers and barbers will also re-open for appointments from Monday. Gyms and outdoor hospitality could open in the second half of April.
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