Authorization

Covid: Pubs in Wales to close at 10pm from Thursday

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/155E6/production/_113162578_gettyimages-485762188.jpg" width="976" height="549">
Pubs in Wales will have to close at 10pm and only offer table service
Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales will have to shut at 10pm every night under new measures to control the rising rate of coronavirus.The rules, to come into force on Thursday, follow a decision by the UK government to do the same in England.In a broadcast address, First Minister Mark Drakeford called for people to avoid unnecessary travel.Sales of alcohol from off-licences and supermarkets after 10pm will also be stopped.Hospitality businesses will be required to provide table service only.
In the recorded statement, Mr Drakeford said there was a very real possibility that Wales could see the virus "regain a foothold in our local communities, towns and cities"."This is a highly infectious virus, we cannot let it take a hold of our lives again. We have come too far to let that happen," he said.
'Closing pubs at 10pm halves your takings'
The changes are in addition to the local lockdown restrictions now in force in six areas of Wales, meaning people cannot travel in or out of them without a good excuse such as work or education.Pubs there already have to shut at 11pm, meaning closing times in the six areas will move an hour earlier.Public Health Wales figures reported 281 further cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest number of cases since April.
Rising Covid-19 case rates in south and west Wales
Seven-day positive tests per 100,000 populationUp to 19 September. Data subject to revision as more results come inSource: Public Health Wales, 22 September
IDT.init({"graphicUUID":"2d64b51c-3e2c-439d-bd03-fcd12a96d88b","spec":{"$schema":"https://vega.github.io/schema/vega/v4.0.0.json","padding":0,"autosize":{"type":"fit","resize":false,"contains":"padding"},"config":{"axis":{"domainColor":"#CCCCCC","tickColor":"#CCCCCC","gridColor":"#CCCCCC","ticks":false,"labelFontSize":16,"labelPadding":10,"labelFont":{"signal":"fontFamily"},"labelLimit":1000,"titleFont":{"signal":"fontFamily"},"titleFontSize":13,"titleFontWeight":"normal","titleLimit":{"signal":"chartWidth"}},"legend":{"labelLimit":1000}},"signals":[{"name":"angleLabels","value":false},{"name":"alphaIDKeys","value":false},{"name":"leftEdge","value":0},{"name":"customLegendColumns","value":1},{"name":"alphabetKeyColumns","value":1},{"name":"customLegendX2","value":null},{"name":"alphabetKeyX2","value":null},{"name":"RTL","value":false},{"name":"chartHeight","value":300},{"name":"chartWidth","value":300},{"name":"hiddenBottomAxisLabelIndexes","value":[]},{"name":"chartPlotWidth","value":null},{"name":"leftAxisTitleLongerThanLabels","value":true},{"name":"canUseAlphaIDKeys","value":true},{"name":"fontFamily","value":"Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"},{"name":"lineExtents","value":{"Carmarthenshire":{"minVal":"01-Sep","maxVal":"19-Sep"},"Swansea":{"minVal":"01-Sep","maxVal":"19-Sep"},"Cardiff":{"minVal":"01-Sep","maxVal":"19-Sep"},"Vale of Glam":{"minVal":"01-Sep","maxVal":"19-Sep"}}}],"data":[{"name":"idtData","values":[{"x":"01-Sep","localisedX":"01-Sep","alphaIDX":"A","keyedX":"A - 01-Sep","y":5.3,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"01-Sep","localisedX":"01-Sep","alphaIDX":"A","keyedX":"A - 01-Sep","y":10.12,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"01-Sep","localisedX":"01-Sep","alphaIDX":"A","keyedX":"A - 01-Sep","y":20.17,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"01-Sep","localisedX":"01-Sep","alphaIDX":"A","keyedX":"A - 01-Sep","y":50.9,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"02-Sep","localisedX":"02-Sep","alphaIDX":"B","keyedX":"B - 02-Sep","y":4.77,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"02-Sep","localisedX":"02-Sep","alphaIDX":"B","keyedX":"B - 02-Sep","y":13.77,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"02-Sep","localisedX":"02-Sep","alphaIDX":"B","keyedX":"B - 02-Sep","y":20.44,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"02-Sep","localisedX":"02-Sep","alphaIDX":"B","keyedX":"B - 02-Sep","y":50.15,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"03-Sep","localisedX":"03-Sep","alphaIDX":"C","keyedX":"C - 03-Sep","y":6.89,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"03-Sep","localisedX":"03-Sep","alphaIDX":"C","keyedX":"C - 03-Sep","y":14.17,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"03-Sep","localisedX":"03-Sep","alphaIDX":"C","keyedX":"C - 03-Sep","y":21.8,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"03-Sep","localisedX":"03-Sep","alphaIDX":"C","keyedX":"C - 03-Sep","y":46.41,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"04-Sep","localisedX":"04-Sep","alphaIDX":"D","keyedX":"D - 04-Sep","y":7.95,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"04-Sep","localisedX":"04-Sep","alphaIDX":"D","keyedX":"D - 04-Sep","y":15.39,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"04-Sep","localisedX":"04-Sep","alphaIDX":"D","keyedX":"D - 04-Sep","y":21.53,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"04-Sep","localisedX":"04-Sep","alphaIDX":"D","keyedX":"D - 04-Sep","y":45.66,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"05-Sep","localisedX":"05-Sep","alphaIDX":"E","keyedX":"E - 05-Sep","y":9.01,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"05-Sep","localisedX":"05-Sep","alphaIDX":"E","keyedX":"E - 05-Sep","y":14.98,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"05-Sep","localisedX":"05-Sep","alphaIDX":"E","keyedX":"E - 05-Sep","y":22.35,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"05-Sep","localisedX":"05-Sep","alphaIDX":"E","keyedX":"E - 05-Sep","y":44.91,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"06-Sep","localisedX":"06-Sep","alphaIDX":"F","keyedX":"F - 06-Sep","y":12.18,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"06-Sep","localisedX":"06-Sep","alphaIDX":"F","keyedX":"F - 06-Sep","y":15.79,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"06-Sep","localisedX":"06-Sep","alphaIDX":"F","keyedX":"F - 06-Sep","y":22.35,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"06-Sep","localisedX":"06-Sep","alphaIDX":"F","keyedX":"F - 06-Sep","y":44.91,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"07-Sep","localisedX":"07-Sep","alphaIDX":"G","keyedX":"G - 07-Sep","y":14.83,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"07-Sep","localisedX":"07-Sep","alphaIDX":"G","keyedX":"G - 07-Sep","y":15.39,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"07-Sep","localisedX":"07-Sep","alphaIDX":"G","keyedX":"G - 07-Sep","y":21.8,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"07-Sep","localisedX":"07-Sep","alphaIDX":"G","keyedX":"G - 07-Sep","y":41.92,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"08-Sep","localisedX":"08-Sep","alphaIDX":"H","keyedX":"H - 08-Sep","y":15.89,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"08-Sep","localisedX":"08-Sep","alphaIDX":"H","keyedX":"H - 08-Sep","y":17,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"08-Sep","localisedX":"08-Sep","alphaIDX":"H","keyedX":"H - 08-Sep","y":20.99,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"08-Sep","localisedX":"08-Sep","alphaIDX":"H","keyedX":"H - 08-Sep","y":41.17,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"09-Sep","localisedX":"09-Sep","alphaIDX":"I","keyedX":"I - 09-Sep","y":16.95,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"09-Sep","localisedX":"09-Sep","alphaIDX":"I","keyedX":"I - 09-Sep","y":14.17,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"09-Sep","localisedX":"09-Sep","alphaIDX":"I","keyedX":"I - 09-Sep","y":22.35,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"09-Sep","localisedX":"09-Sep","alphaIDX":"I","keyedX":"I - 09-Sep","y":39.67,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"10-Sep","localisedX":"10-Sep","alphaIDX":"J","keyedX":"J - 10-Sep","y":16.95,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"10-Sep","localisedX":"10-Sep","alphaIDX":"J","keyedX":"J - 10-Sep","y":13.36,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"10-Sep","localisedX":"10-Sep","alphaIDX":"J","keyedX":"J - 10-Sep","y":22.08,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"10-Sep","localisedX":"10-Sep","alphaIDX":"J","keyedX":"J - 10-Sep","y":38.18,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"11-Sep","localisedX":"11-Sep","alphaIDX":"K","keyedX":"K - 11-Sep","y":14.83,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"11-Sep","localisedX":"11-Sep","alphaIDX":"K","keyedX":"K - 11-Sep","y":10.93,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"11-Sep","localisedX":"11-Sep","alphaIDX":"K","keyedX":"K - 11-Sep","y":22.62,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"11-Sep","localisedX":"11-Sep","alphaIDX":"K","keyedX":"K - 11-Sep","y":37.43,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"12-Sep","localisedX":"12-Sep","alphaIDX":"L","keyedX":"L - 12-Sep","y":13.77,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"12-Sep","localisedX":"12-Sep","alphaIDX":"L","keyedX":"L - 12-Sep","y":11.74,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"12-Sep","localisedX":"12-Sep","alphaIDX":"L","keyedX":"L - 12-Sep","y":21.26,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"12-Sep","localisedX":"12-Sep","alphaIDX":"L","keyedX":"L - 12-Sep","y":34.43,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"13-Sep","localisedX":"13-Sep","alphaIDX":"M","keyedX":"M - 13-Sep","y":12.18,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"13-Sep","localisedX":"13-Sep","alphaIDX":"M","keyedX":"M - 13-Sep","y":13.36,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"13-Sep","localisedX":"13-Sep","alphaIDX":"M","keyedX":"M - 13-Sep","y":19.08,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"13-Sep","localisedX":"13-Sep","alphaIDX":"M","keyedX":"M - 13-Sep","y":32.94,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"14-Sep","localisedX":"14-Sep","alphaIDX":"N","keyedX":"N - 14-Sep","y":10.07,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"14-Sep","localisedX":"14-Sep","alphaIDX":"N","keyedX":"N - 14-Sep","y":18.22,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"14-Sep","localisedX":"14-Sep","alphaIDX":"N","keyedX":"N - 14-Sep","y":22.08,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"14-Sep","localisedX":"14-Sep","alphaIDX":"N","keyedX":"N - 14-Sep","y":32.19,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"15-Sep","localisedX":"15-Sep","alphaIDX":"O","keyedX":"O - 15-Sep","y":12.18,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"15-Sep","localisedX":"15-Sep","alphaIDX":"O","keyedX":"O - 15-Sep","y":19.43,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"15-Sep","localisedX":"15-Sep","alphaIDX":"O","keyedX":"O - 15-Sep","y":24.8,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"15-Sep","localisedX":"15-Sep","alphaIDX":"O","keyedX":"O - 15-Sep","y":31.44,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"16-Sep","localisedX":"16-Sep","alphaIDX":"P","keyedX":"P - 16-Sep","y":16.95,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"16-Sep","localisedX":"16-Sep","alphaIDX":"P","keyedX":"P - 16-Sep","y":21.05,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"16-Sep","localisedX":"16-Sep","alphaIDX":"P","keyedX":"P - 16-Sep","y":26.71,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"16-Sep","localisedX":"16-Sep","alphaIDX":"P","keyedX":"P - 16-Sep","y":30.69,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"17-Sep","localisedX":"17-Sep","alphaIDX":"Q","keyedX":"Q - 17-Sep","y":21.72,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"17-Sep","localisedX":"17-Sep","alphaIDX":"Q","keyedX":"Q - 17-Sep","y":22.67,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"17-Sep","localisedX":"17-Sep","alphaIDX":"Q","keyedX":"Q - 17-Sep","y":30.25,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"17-Sep","localisedX":"17-Sep","alphaIDX":"Q","keyedX":"Q - 17-Sep","y":28.45,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"18-Sep","localisedX":"18-Sep","alphaIDX":"R","keyedX":"R - 18-Sep","y":29.14,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"18-Sep","localisedX":"18-Sep","alphaIDX":"R","keyedX":"R - 18-Sep","y":25.91,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"18-Sep","localisedX":"18-Sep","alphaIDX":"R","keyedX":"R - 18-Sep","y":32.16,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"18-Sep","localisedX":"18-Sep","alphaIDX":"R","keyedX":"R - 18-Sep","y":28.45,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"},{"x":"19-Sep","localisedX":"19-Sep","alphaIDX":"S","keyedX":"S - 19-Sep","y":37.08,"lineName":"Carmarthenshire"},{"x":"19-Sep","localisedX":"19-Sep","alphaIDX":"S","keyedX":"S - 19-Sep","y":33.6,"lineName":"Swansea"},{"x":"19-Sep","localisedX":"19-Sep","alphaIDX":"S","keyedX":"S - 19-Sep","y":34.07,"lineName":"Cardiff"},{"x":"19-Sep","localisedX":"19-Sep","alphaIDX":"S","keyedX":"S - 19-Sep","y":26.2,"lineName":"Vale of Glam"}],"format":{"parse":{"x":"string"}}},{"name":"legendData","values":[{"lineName":"Carmarthenshire","colour":"#1380A1","svgPath":"M 0 -5 A 5 5 0 1 1 10 -5 A 5 5 0 1 1 0 -5","filled":true},{"lineName":"Swansea","colour":"#4D2C7A","svgPath":"M 0 -5 A 5 5 0 1 1 10 -5 A 5 5 0 1 1 0 -5","filled":false},{"lineName":"Cardiff","colour":"#990000","svgPath":"M0 -10 l10 0 l0 10 l-10 0 l0 -10 Z","filled":true},{"lineName":"Vale of Glam","colour":"#588300","svgPath":"M0 -10 l10 0 l0 10 l-10 0 l0 -10 Z","filled":false}]},{"name":"alphabetKeyData","values":[{"display":"A - 01-Sep"},{"display":"B - 02-Sep"},{"display":"C - 03-Sep"},{"display":"D - 04-Sep"},{"display":"E - 05-Sep"},{"display":"F - 06-Sep"},{"display":"G - 07-Sep"},{"display":"H - 08-Sep"},{"display":"I - 09-Sep"},{"display":"J - 10-Sep"},{"display":"K - 11-Sep"},{"display":"L - 12-Sep"},{"display":"M - 13-Sep"},{"display":"N - 14-Sep"},{"display":"O - 15-Sep"},{"display":"P - 16-Sep"},{"display":"Q - 17-Sep"},{"display":"R - 18-Sep"},{"display":"S - 19-Sep"}]}],"layout":{"columns":1,"padding":{"row":0,"column":0}},"marks":[{"type":"group","name":"customLegend_alphabetKey","interactive":false,"encode":{"update":{"width":{"signal":"canUseAlphaIDKeys && alphaIDKeys Mr Drakeford said a ?500 payment would be provided - as the UK government has offered in England - for those on low incomes to help them if they need to self-isolate.Some of the actions taken elsewhere are already in place in Wales, he said. "We need to go on working from home wherever possible."He reminded viewers that only six people could meet indoors from a single extended household, and asked them to "think carefully about making journeys.""The fewer people we meet and the fewer journeys we make, the safer we all are," he said.Mr Johnson, Mr Drakeford and senior politicians from Scotland and Northern Ireland spoke in a Cobra meeting earlier on Tuesday.In the Commons Boris Johnson, who is responsible for coronavirus rules in England, said restrictions could last six months.The Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board, covering Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf, has warned it is a "matter of weeks" before a sharp rise in hospital admissions in the area.
Contempt'
The tightening of restrictions comes amid a row with opposition politicians over whether the announcement should have been made in the Welsh Parliament first.Presiding officer Elin Jones told the Senedd earlier she had been told final decisions "aren't likely to be made until a little before" 20:00 BST on Tuesday.After the news of the restrictions broke, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price accused the Welsh Government of treating the Senedd with contempt.Welsh Conservative Andrew RT Davies said it was disrespectful to Ms Jones, a Plaid Cymru Senedd member who oversees the Welsh Parliament.
Hospitality industry
Restaurants
Coronavirus lockdown measures
Coronavirus pandemic
Welsh government
Pubs
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Октябрь 2020    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031