Continue to lift domestic travel restrictions in Wales from Saturday

Continue to lift domestic travel restrictions in Wales from Saturday

The “stay local” rule will be lifted from Saturday.

This means that people from within Wales will be allowed to travel anywhere in the country for the first time since December.

However, until April 12, only those with a reasonable excuse, such as going to work, will be able to travel to or out of Wales.

Starting Saturday, self-catering accommodations, including hotels with in-house facilities and room service, can reopen for people from the same household or support bubble.

The rules regarding international travel do not change.

The Welsh government said Wales is moving from Alert Level 4 and is now starting to move to Level 3.

The changes were announced at 11 PM on Thursday, March 25, and take effect from Saturday, March 27.

Other changes are:

  • Six people from two families can meet and play sports outdoors.
  • Organized outdoor activities and sports can be resumed for those under the age of 18.

  • Libraries and archives can be reopened.

  • Limited outdoor activities can be resumed in the historic sites and the garden.

The announcement was made as schools prepare to disconnect from the midterm vacation and ahead of the bank holiday at Easter.

The next review of the regulations is scheduled for April 1.

In this review, the Ministers will look to do the following starting April 12:

  • Allow all pupils and students to return to schools, colleges and other places of education.
  • Allow all closed shops and communication services to open.
  • Lift the ban on entry for people from England into Wales.
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Prime Minister Mark Drakford said: “These additional facilities are part of our careful and phased approach to deregulation and enabling individuals and companies to resume their activities in the most secure manner.

“We are only able to do this because of the sacrifices that everyone across Wales has made over the past few months – all you do to keep your loved ones safe is also to keep Wales safe.

“The public health situation remains stable; our amazing vaccination program goes from strength to strength – we have ample leeway to make these changes.

“We are taking a step-by-step approach to loosening restrictions and want to continue being able to conquer Wales.

“To do this we need everyone’s help. That means staying alert for signs of infection; isolating if we have symptoms and arranging for testing.”

“It also means taking basic steps to keep us all safe while outside – keeping our distance from others; not mixing indoors; avoiding crowds; washing our hands regularly and wearing face coverings.”

it was there Four new deaths were reported on Thursday Which means that the number of people who died from the Coronavirus in Wales within a month of testing positive is now 5,495.

Incidence rate across Wales now 39.1 homes per 100,000 Of population on a seven-day basis through March 20, which is down from 40.5 Wednesday.

The percentage of tests returning positive is now below the benchmark of 5% at 3.2% in the past seven days.

The data shows that 1,320,188 people have now received the first dose of the vaccine and that another 378,795 have received both vaccines.

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