Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

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National Firebreak Restrictions in Wales

A short, sharp firebreak has been introduced across Wales to help regain control of coronavirus. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until 12:01am Monday 9 November 2020.

What restrictions are in place?

There are 5 main things:

  • - people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • - people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
  • - certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
  • - secondary schools can provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings can remain open.
  • - face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis

If you break these new laws:

  • - You may be told to go home or removed from where you are and returned home.
  • - You could have to pay a fixed penalty notice of £60. This will rise to £120 for the second breach,
  • - Or you could have criminal proceedings brought against you, and if found guilty, you will have to pay a fine.

Even where something may be allowed, we ask you not to think about whether it is permitted but whether it is truly necessary and sensible. The purpose of this short lockdown is to create a concerted national effort to do everything we can to stop the spread of coronavirus, and every individual contribution to that counts.

Coronavirus firebreak: frequently asked questions