Mark Drakeford has relaxed lockdown laws in Wales for lonely people
People living alone in areas under local lockdown can meet one other household indoors, Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
People living in areas with tighter restrictions are currently banned from meeting anyone else inside.
That led to concerns for the welfare of people living alone.
Mr Drakeford has confirmed people in single-adult households will be allowed to form a bubble with people from one other household in their county.
The new ruling was welcomed by 76-year-old Hilary Pinter in South Wales who told Global247news:
“Thank goodness, the last lockdown was so lonely for me and many others, at my age I spend time with friends playing Bridge and being alone 24/7 can be very trying, I have many single friends and now we can keep each other company”
The new law invented by the Welsh leader is expected to be copied in England for residents in lockdown areas that are growing across England as more and more areas are locked down.
The ruling though is not just for elderly people and teenager Gina Thomas from Pontyclun said: “It’s great news, I live on my own and have no intention of having a partner as I focus on my career so it’s nice that we are being thought of in Wales”
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