Wales will go into a national lockdown from 6pm Friday 23 October until 9 November, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced Everyone will be required to stay at home – working from home wherever possible – only exceptions will be critical workers and where working from home is simply not possible. This includes the closure of all hospitality businesses (apart from takeaways), libraries, community centres and recycling centres and non essential retail etc. Places of worship will be closed for normal services, except for funerals and weddings.

Primary schools will reopen after the half term break, but only Years Seven and Eight in secondary schools will return at that time.

Gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in a single household will be banned.

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