Covid 19 - What you need to know - Welsh Government announce further restrictions.
We reported yesterday on further restrictions being announced in England and Scotland, this morning the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced additional measures which will become mandatory on Monday 14th September.
In his public statements the First Minister identified an infection rate of 20 per 100k persons being an important threshold, which has now be reached requiring these additional measures. Should figures fall below that level a review of mandatory measures will be undertaken.
From Monday Indoor meetings of more than 6 persons (aged 11 or older) from an extended household will be illegal.
Up to 30 people from different homes can still meet outside, in contrast to Scotland and England.
In addition, the wearing of face masks in shops and indoor public spaces will be mandatory from Monday meaning that Police can taken action to enforce the rule, if necessary. In an interview with the BBC the First Minister did comment that so many Welsh citizens already utilise face masks and expects enforcement action to be a last resort.