Wales set for 16-day Covid lockdown, leaked letter suggests | ITV News

Wales set for 16-day Covid lockdown, leaked letter suggests | ITV News

A 16-day circuit-breaker Covid lockdown is to be introduced in Wales from next week, according to a leaked letter. The lockdown will begin at 6pm on October 23 and last until November 9, and will be similar to the measures placed on the UK at the start of the pandemic. For the two weeks the measures are in place, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and gyms will all close, with only essential shops - for example pharmacies and supermarkets - allowed to remain open, the letter suggests. A final decision on whether to implement the lockdown or not is expected to be made by the Welsh government on Monday. Health is a devolved issue, so any measures brought in in Wales would not apply to the rest of the UK. The details of the plan were contained in a letter from a regional director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport to its members in Wales, which was posted on Twitter. • None What are the coronavirus restrictions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? • None Covid rules: Check local lockdown restrictions where you live with our interactive guide • None Letter reveals what a circuit-breaker lockdown might look like in Wales In the letter, dated October 16, John Pockett writes: “The Welsh Government will announce on Monday a ‘circuit break’ lockdown to begin at 1800 on Friday 23 October and continue in force until 0001 on Monday 9 November. “We have met with officials this morning, but as this is a very fast moving situation with decisions still to be made ...
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