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Black Friday border police on patrol to stop people in England nipping to sales in Wales

BLACK Friday border police will be sent out on patrols to catch people from England nipping into Wales to snap up a good bargain.

Welsh shops have been allowed to reopen, but with England still in lockdown many will have to make do with the online sales.

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People in Cardiff queue up for Black Friday sales

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People in Cardiff queue up for Black Friday salesCredit: Matthew Horwood
It is illegal to cross from England, which is still in lockdown, into Wales

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It is illegal to cross from England, which is still in lockdown, into WalesCredit: PA:Press Association

South Wales Police said it will use their powers to make sure visitors to Cardiff city centre were not in breach of any coronavirus rules.

In Wales people are not allowed to travel to areas with lower infection rates – and anyone living in England must have a “reasonable” excuse to travel across the border.

And Black

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  • November 27, 2020
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Can I visit Wales? Latest advice as two thirds of the population are under lockdown

Two thirds of the Welsh population are living under local lockdown as of October 1 while 15 of the country’s 22 local authority areas are following stricter rules than the nation as a whole.

On September 22, First Minister Mark Drakeford advised people in Wales to only travel it was essential. This guidance has lent further uncertainty to domestic holidays and added to the difficulties facing tourism and hospitality businesses.

“Please think carefully about making journeys, only travel when you need to do so, the fewer people we meet and the fewer journeys we make the safer we all are,” he said in a message to the nation.

In the areas of the country under local lockdown, people outside of that area cannot visit for non-essential trips. For those with holidays booked in other parts of Wales, Mr Drakeford’s advice may be a deterrent, although, as it stands, they

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  • October 1, 2020
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Can I visit Wales? Latest advice on the lockdown rules

The Welsh First Minister has advised against unnecessary journeys, while a quarter of the population is under local lockdown

Only travel if it is essential: that was Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford’s advice on Tuesday night, lending a major blow to tourism and hospitality businesses in the country.

“Please think carefully about making journeys, only travel when you need to do so, the fewer people we meet and the fewer journeys we make the safer we all are,” he said in a message to the nation.

There are no further restrictions on Welsh accommodation providers or visitor attractions as it stands, but the Government advice could deter visitors and make it tough for businesses to stay open.

Mr Drakeford told BBC Radio 4’s today programme on Wednesday that it was “a difficult balancing act” given that tourists from England are an important part of the economy, but they needed

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  • September 29, 2020
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The ultimate guide to reusable face coverings as England and Wales make them mandatory

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

From 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices and transport hubs in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule doesn’t apply to sit-in meals. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed: “If you’re going in to buy a

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Everything you need to know as Wales changes rules

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 15 June, it has been mandatory in England to wear them when travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane. Failure to follow these rules can result in a £100 fine, but those under the age of 11 and people with disabilities or breathing problems, or anyone travelling with someone who lip-reads are exempt from wearing them though.

There has been wide criticism over the government’s recommendation to wear a face covering on public transport only.

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the UK’s national science

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