Kbb showrooms in Wales could open in weeks

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has announced its next review of Coronavirus restrictions, in three weeks, will consider non-essential retail.

19 Feb, 21

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has announced its next review of Coronavirus restrictions, in three weeks, will consider non-essential retail.

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Drakeford said the Welsh Government would be holding talks on how to get non-essential retail back open again from March 15.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: “I don’t believe it will be a wholesale re-opening. We are going to do the things in the way that SAGE and the WHO recommend: carefully, step-by-step and always assessing the impact of any actions that we take.”

“If it is possible from March 15 to be able to begin the re-opening of some non-essential retail and personal services, such as hairdressing, then that is what we will do.

“But it will be in that careful, step-by-step way and always making sure that we are carefully monitoring the impact of any lifting of restrictions on the circulation of the virus.”

He spoke of Spring offering “better weather and brighter days” and providing “encouraging green shoots”.

Drakeford added: “We have seen, however, time and again the world over, just how quickly the situation can deteriorate in a matter of weeks.

“But, if we work together to keep Wales safe, we will see more elements of normal life returning.”