Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh ‘stay at home’ message to be lifted from 13 March 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh ‘stay at home’ message to be lifted from 13 March 2021

The Welsh Government has announced that it will lift the 'stay at home' requirement in Wales from 13 March 2021 and change it to a 'stay local' order, as part of a phased approach in relaxing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. From 13 March 2021: four people from two households will be able meet outdoors to socialise, outdoor sports facilities can reopen and indoor care home visits will restart for single designated visitors. From 15 March 2021: hairdressers and barbers will reopen, as well as schools for primary pupils and those in qualification years.

The Welsh Government also plans to give schools flexibility to bring year 10 and 12 pupils back, with the Welsh Government planning for all pupils to return to classroom after the Easter break.

Non-essential retail is due to reopen gradually from 22 March 2021. All shops, including close contact services, should be able to reopen from 12 April 2021. The First Minister is also set to announce that additional support of £150m will be given to businesses affected by the ongoing restrictions.

Source: First Minister to set out first steps out of lockdown | GOV.WALES

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