According to a letter leaked from the transport union CPT. Wales will start a 17 day ‘circuit break’ lockdown from 6pm on Friday.
Leaked letter states Wales will enter a 17 day ‘circuit break’ lockdown from this Friday: Details of the lockdown have been outlined in a letter from John Pockett. Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport Cymru, to transport operators. Although the Welsh Government are not due to announce their decision until Monday on whether to impose a national lockdown.
Apparently, The letter states that it will start at 6pm on Friday and continue through to 0.01am on Monday 9th November. The letter, which has been verified as true by Sky News, says that it will “take us back to the situation in March”. It says that all pubs, bars, restaurants and hairdressers will be closed.
Earlier, First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Friday that no final decision had been made on a lockdown that would deliver a “short, sharp shock”. A Welsh Government spokesman has responded to the letter saying. “The measures we have put in place at both a local and a national level, with help from the public, have kept the spread of the virus under check.
However, there is a growing consensus that we now need to introduce a different set of measures and actions. To respond to the virus as it is spreading across Wales more quickly through the autumn and winter. We are actively considering advice from SAGE and our TAC Group.
Additionally, A ‘fire break’ set of measures to control COVID-19, similar to that described in the SAGE papers, is under consideration in Wales. As the first minister set out in his press conference on Friday, we have discussed this advice with stakeholders and partners. But no decisions have been made.”
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