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Help people to spend time with their loved ones, have more fun, get fit and get wed

 

The Welsh Conservatives have issued a new list of suggestions for easing lockdown in Wales in what the say will Help people to spend time with their loved ones, have more fun, get fit and get wed.

As the R-number in Wales remain below 1, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Covid-19 Recovery, Darren Millar MS, has called for the Welsh Labour-led Government to ease lockdown further and has issued a new list of seven changes the Welsh Conservatives would like to see this week as part of the review of the Covid-19 Regulations.

It comes as First Minister Mark Drakeford is set to announce the next phase of lockdown relaxations in Wales on Friday.

From Friday the Welsh Conservatives would like to see the following changes to further re-open Wales, while still protecting lives and livelihoods:

  1. Relax the two-metre social distancing rule (with mitigating measures)
  2. Make face coverings in shops mandatory
  3. Permit people to meet in larger groups of up to five households outdoors
  4. Extend social bubbles to allow people to meet more loved ones indoors (up to three households at a time and including overnight stays)
  5. Re-open theatres and bingo halls
  6. Re-open indoor gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools, and equestrian centres
  7. Allow indoor weddings and receptions at more venues

Commenting, Darren Millar MS, said:

“The people of Wales are enduring the toughest coronavirus restrictions in the UK and it is high time that their hard work in preventing the spread of the virus was rewarded.

“I urge the Welsh Labour-led Government to carefully consider all of the items on our list to restore more freedoms for people in Wales to meet and spend time with their loved ones, have more fun, get fit and get wed. Our plans will also help more businesses and activities to become more viable.

“These freedoms have or are being safely restored in other parts of the UK and people in Wales should be able to enjoy them too. We need to continue to re-open our society and economy while protecting lives and livelihoods.”

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