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COVID-19: Wales again accelerates lifting of lockdown restrictions | Political news

Wales is once again stepping up the lifting of COVID lockdown restrictions as it anticipates further two-week reopening.

The Welsh government will allow more easing on May 3 than initially expected.

This includes the resumption of supervised indoor activities for children, organized indoor activities for up to 15 adults, such as exercise classes, and the reopening of community centers.

Previously, these steps in the Welsh plan to ease restrictions were not due until May 17.

Mark Drakeford said that “the sacrifices we have made continue to pay off.”

This means Wales will have completed the move from ‘Alert Level 4’ – equivalent to a full lockdown – to ‘Alert Level 3’ by May 3, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Earlier this month, Mr Drakeford had already announced a acceleration of the relaxation of certain restrictions on coronaviruses following “improvements” in infection rates.

A ‘rule of six’ in Wales on Saturday will allow up to six people from six households to meet outdoors, not counting children under 11 or caregivers from those households.

The Welsh government has also confirmed that pubs, restaurants and cafes will reopen outdoors from Monday.

Outdoor attractions, including outdoor pools, fairgrounds and theme parks, will also be allowed to reopen next week.

Prime Minister Mark Drakeford said: “The sacrifices we have made continue to pay off.

“By all working together and by following the rules, combined with our immunization program, we continue to make progress.

“Virus rates continue to decline and the public health situation is improving.

“With these efforts we are able to confirm further easing of restrictions as of April 26 and, for the start of May, we are again able to present some of our plans.

“However, this progress depends on all of us continuing to work together to keep Wales …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 20:22:00