Pubs, Clubs, Bars and Restaurants Face 10pm Curfew From Thursday Night

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Pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants in Wales face a 10pm curfew from Thursday to stop Coronavirus "regaining a foothold" in society.
The early doors ruling was announced yesterday by First Minister Mark Drakeford after a COBRA meeting chaired earlier that day by Boris Johnson.
Supermarkets and off-licences will also be banned from selling alcohol after 10pm and hospitality businesses will be restricted to table service only.
The changes are in addition to local restrictions imposed on six areas in South Wales where people will only be allowed to travel for essential reasons.
The First Minister said:
"Once again, we are facing rising cases of coronavirus infections in different parts of Wales and once again we are seeing people being admitted to our hospitals with serious illnesses because of this virus.
"In the weeks and months ahead of us, there is a very real possibility we could see coronavirus regain a foothold in our local communities, towns and cities. None of us wants to see that happen again.
"In some parts of South Wales, where we have seen the sharpest rises in cases, there are already even stricter local restrictions in place to protect people’s health. We now need to make that difference across Wales.
"It was with the help of people across Wales that we got through the first wave in the spring – you followed all the rules and helped reduce cases of coronavirus, protecting the NHS and saving lives.
"We need everyone to follow the rules and guidance and to take the steps to protect them and their loved ones. Together, we can keep Wales safe."
Mr Drakeford also announced a new £500 payment to support people on low incomes who are asked to self-isolate if they have coronavirus and strengthened regulations to ensure employers support people who need to self-isolate.
Last modified onWednesday, 23 September 2020 07:14

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