Wales will go into a level four lockdown from 28 December.

All non-essential retail in Wales and close contact services like hairdressers and nail bars, leisure and fitness centres must close at the end of trading on Christmas Eve, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

Outlining new rules because of the “extremely serious” Covid situation in Wales, he said pubs, restaurants and cafes must also close from 1800 GMT on Christmas Day onwards.

After the relaxation period for household mixing between 23-27 December, Wales will go into a level four lockdown on 28 December where “tighter restrictions for household mixing, staying at home, holiday accommodation and travel will apply”.

Christmas Guidance – Only two households should form christmas bubble, however FM did not say the official rules allowing three households meeting had been changed in Wales.

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