What time is the Wales announcement today and what will happen?

What time is the Wales announcement today and what will happen?

The Welsh Government is to make a public announcement today on the latest plans for restrictions across the nation.

It is widely expected the Government will announce a lockdown – described as a firebreak or circuit breaker – which will last two or three weeks.

Speaking on Friday First Minister Mark Drakeford said it was likely a national lockdown would be needed, and he said the shorter the lockdown, the sharper the measures would have to be.

He said an announcement would be made on Monday.

The move is likely to include a Wales-wide ban on non-essential travel and households mixing or meeting as well as the closure of pubs. The move may also mean the closure of nonessential shops.

It could even include the closure of some schools, as has been seen in Northern Ireland.

The announcement will be made today, as leaders in England are discussing whether to bring in Tier Three restrictions across Greater Manchester and parts of Yorkshire.

The announcement in Wales will be made at 12.15pm.

In other announcements today the Office for National Statistics will give the latest figures for Covid deaths in private homes, there is a meeting at 2pm to discuss policing the latest rules in London and at 4pm Sir Patrick Vallance will appear before a national security panel.

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