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Coronavirus: Can I go to Wales from a COVID-19 hotspot? | UK Information

2020-10-16 20:55:00

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The Welsh authorities has launched a listing of exemptions for folks travelling into the nation from COVID-19 hotspots.

The Welsh journey ban was imposed on Friday night by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, after repeated requests to Boris Johnson to impose journey restrictions in England for these dwelling in cities and cities with a excessive variety of instances.

Anybody dwelling within the UK with excessive ranges of COVID-19 is now unable to journey to the devolved nation “with out a cheap excuse”.

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Mark Drakeford addresses the nation

This contains Tier 2 and three areas in England, the central belt of Scotland, and all of Northern Eire.

Nonetheless, there are some exemptions.

In accordance with Welsh legislation, there are 18 “cheap” the explanation why journey from a COVID-19 hotspot could also be permitted.

  1. Amassing meals, medical and family provides for folks from the identical family – particularly for these weak
  2. Acquiring cash or a deposit from a enterprise
  3. Receiving or offering medical help – together with veterinary companies
  4. Offering, receiving or accessing care the place the particular person receiving care is weak, i.e. childcare
  5. Work, volunteering or charitable companies the place an individual is unavailable to conduct the duties from dwelling
  6. The place the particular person is an elite athlete, trains and competes
  7. Offering or receiving emergency help
  8. Attending a solemnisation of a wedding or formation of a civil partnership if invited or the carer of the particular person attending
  9. Attending a funeral if arranging it, invited or because the carer of the particular person attending
  10. Assembly a authorized obligation – i.e. attending court docket, satisfying bail circumstances or taking part in authorized continuing
  11. Accessing or receiving public companies
  12. Collaborating or facilitating in organised actions for the event of youngsters i.e. sports activities, music and different types of leisure actions exterior of faculty hours
  13. Accessing academic companies
  14. Continued current preparations for youngsters who don’t reside in the identical family as their mother and father, or one among their mother and father, or somebody who has parental duty over them
  15. Shifting dwelling
  16. Endeavor actions in reference to buying, promoting, letting or renting a residential property
  17. Avoiding harm, sickness or escaping hurt and threat
  18. Journey to achieve a spot exterior the realm

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon wrote on Twitter she “totally” helps Wales’ resolution.

The Scottish and Welsh first ministers have criticised the new 'stay alert' message
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helps Wales’ journey ban

She mentioned: “These are public well being selections, and nothing to do with constitutional or political debates.”

Downing Road mentioned the plans have been “disappointing”.

Past the journey ban, guidelines might be getting harder in Wales.

The nation at present faces 17 native lockdowns affecting 2.3m folks.

However, though the lockdowns have slowed the unfold of the virus, Mr Drakeford mentioned on Friday they’d “not labored sufficient”.

Mark Drakeford
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Mark Drakeford imposed the ban after repeatedly asking Boris Johnson to tighten journey guidelines in England

He will likely be assembly with different members of the Welsh authorities over the weekend to debate a circuit-breaker lockdown and can announce any selections on Monday.

Talking on the Welsh authorities‘s information briefing on Friday afternoon, he mentioned the choice “is most actively into account” to be able to scale back ranges of COVID-19.

The circuit-break – or what he refers to because the “fire-break” – can be completely different to the primary fashion of lockdown.

He mentioned: “This could be a brief, sharp shock to the virus which might flip again the clock, slowing down its unfold and shopping for us extra time and important capability within the well being service.

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“However this time, will probably be for weeks and never months. We’re contemplating a two or three-week fire-break. The shorter the interval, the sharper the measures should be.”

In the meantime, Northern Eire has entered the strictest guidelines within the UK up to now – with pubs and eating places closing for 4 weeks and with colleges dealing with a two-week shutdown.

In Scotland all coronavirus restrictions and steering stays in place for now – though face coverings should now be worn in office canteens and communal office areas like corridors.

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