Circuit breaker lockdown announced for Wales from Friday

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Wales has announced they will enter a fire break period to help prevent another national lockdown.

Bonfire and Halloween Gatherings in Wales have now been banned.

Remembrance Sunday events on a very small scale on November 8th will be allowed to go ahead within Wales.

They will enter a two-week circuit breaker lockdown from 6pm on Friday.

The First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that all non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses will close.

People will have to work from home wherever possible, with the exceptions for critical workers.

Household mixing will be banned with indoors and outdoors, although those within social bubbles will still be able to meet.

Primary schools will open after the half-term week and secondary schools will open only to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. 

Places of worship will be closed except for weddings and funerals. 

The measures will be in place until 9 November.