Pubs, cafes and restaurants across Wales will be closed at 6pm on Friday, and will be banned from serving alcohol

Monday, November 30, 2020

Restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops across Wales will be forced to stop consuming alcohol and have to close until 6pm after a growing number of cases of coronavirus, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.

This was made by First Minister Mark Drakeford at the Welsh Government's press conference at 12.15 hours this afternoon.

He said Government models said as of 12 January 2.200 people might be hospitalised, with 1.600 deaths during the winter.

Mr Drakeford said indoor attractions must be shut on Friday as well, while outdoor attractions could stay open.

Other national measures such as a potential bubble in domestic security remain unchanged, and the amount of people being able to meet in public or outdoor spaces remains the same.

The Wales Government will be reviewing the controls up till 17 December, with a review every three weeks.

Mr Drakeford said he is "grateful" for what the hospitality industry has done and admitted the new restrictions will be "difficult" coming as they do at one of the busiest times of year for the hospitality industry.