UK holidays: Guide to new lockdown rules and what they mean for staycations

UK holidays: Guide to new lockdown rules and what they mean for staycations

Wales

The Welsh government is putting a firebreak lockdown in place to help halt the spread of coronavirus.

From Friday, October 23 at 6pm until November 9, a series of new restrictions will be put in place in Wales.

The Welsh government has decided to bring in a firebreak or circuit break to “save lives and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed”.

Unfortunately, the firebreak will run into half term, meaning that holidays could potentially be put on hold.

The main restrictions that will be in place include people staying at home, except for very limited purposes; people not visiting other households or meeting other people they do not live with, certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and some shops closing; secondary schools providing learning online for the week after half term, but not for children in years seven and eight; face coverings being mandatory in indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis).

Those who break the laws could be asked to go home or receive a fine of £60 for the first offence.

During this time, Britons from Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas in England, the central belt of Scotland and all of Northern Ireland cannot travel to Wales for a holiday unless it is for work, education or other essential purposes.

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Published at Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:57:13 +0000