Bristol news This is how Welsh 'firebreak' lockdown could affect people across the border MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - People planning to cross over the Severn bridges from England will need to check the rules

Bristol news This is how Welsh 'firebreak' lockdown could affect people across the border MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - People planning to cross over the Severn bridges from England will need to check the rules

Bristol news  This is how Welsh 'firebreak' lockdown could affect people across the border MetiNews.Com
18 October 2020 - 08:15

Breaking News ! Stricter lockdown rules could be announced in Wales in the coming days which are likely to include tighter restrictions at the border with England. Many people living in Bristol and Gloucestershire regularly cross the Severn bridges into Wales, but the government there is considering a 'firebreak' lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. WalesOnline reports that a Welsh government briefing will be held at 12.15pm tomorrow (Monday, October 19), in which First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce the result of discussions over the weekend. A leaked document released yesterday (Saturday) revealed that the government is considering a two-week lockdown starting on Friday (October 23), during which non-essential businesses and some schools would close. What are the current rules on visiting Wales? The Prince of Wales bridge (also known as the Second Severn Crossing) (Image: PA) A travel ban preventing people from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus from entering Wales came into force on Friday. People travelling into the country from those hotspots face a fine if they are caught, and police patrols are in place on popular routes. Mr Drakeford told the BBC that holiday providers in Wales should not accept half-term bookings from people in those areas of the UK. These areas include all of Northern Ireland, the central belt of Scotland, and areas in Tier 2 and Tier 3 local lockdowns in England.

. However, visitors should be aware of local lockdowns covering much of Wales, which mean that no one should enter or leave those locked-down areas except for essential trips including work. Read More Related Articles Wales will announce whether it will go into lockdown on Monday Read More Related Articles Welsh First Minister admits 'falling out' with Boris Johnson over handling of coronavirus pandemic What could the new rules be? The details of the 'firebreak' lockdown, if it comes into force, have not yet been revealed. However, if it matches the 'hard' lockdown in March, people would only be allowed to travel into Wales for essential trips. Several people from Bristol were issued with fines during that time for flouting the rules, including a man who said he was travelling to a Welsh beach to go crabbing, and a group of climbers who were headed for Pen y Fan. Essential travel did include work, however, meaning that residents in England who work in Wales were able to cross the border without fear of a fine. The guidance in both England and Wales remains to work from home if possible. A Welsh Government spokesman said: "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."

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