When could Wales ease its Covid lockdown measures?

While Boris Johnson has announced his phased plan for easing lockdown restrictions in England, Wales currently lacks an equivalent roadmap. The first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said: “We need you to stay at home for a bit longer.”

For now, all of Wales will remains at alert level 4 until at least 12 March, meaning people must stay at home except for very limited purposes and are prohibited from meeting others from outside their household.

Children aged three to seven returned to school on 22 February, and from Monday 1 March licensed venues can perform wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, with the number of permitted guests dictated by the venues’ ability to enforce social distancing measures. However, Drakeford has said there are no imminent plans to reopen pubs, restaurants or gyms.

12 March

15 March

  • Secondary school pupils in exam years 11 and 13, and some pupils in years 10 and 12 who are due to sit exams, may also be allowed to return from this date.

Easter (4 April)

12 April

  • The education minister, Kirsty Williams, has said she hopes remaining secondary school pupils will be back in school from 12 April.

The Guardian

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