NO MORE Covid-19 restrictions are set to be introduced in Wales following the latest review, Mark Drakeford has said, after infection rates reduced.

Mr Drakeford confirmed there would be no changes following the latest 21-day review and thanked people in Wales for their hard work.

The announcement means Wales will remain at alert level zero and the Covid Pass will not be extended into hospitality settings during this three-week period. However, the first minister stressed that we are not done with the pandemic and highlighted the fourth wave that is happening in Europe.


Mr Drakeford said: “Three weeks ago, we were facing a very serious situation in Wales, but everyone has pulled together and cases have fallen back from those record high levels.

“I want to thank everyone for their hard work and the steps they have taken to protect themselves and their loved ones.

“Saying yes to the vaccine and crucially to the booster remains an essential step to help keep Wales safe.

“As we start to plan for Christmas, we need to keep on working together to bring coronavirus under control. The pandemic hasn’t gone away – a fourth wave is sweeping across Europe, with many countries introducing stricter restrictions once again.

“We will do everything we can to keep Wales open and to keep Wales safe. This means keeping the option of extending the use of the Covid Pass if cases rise again and pandemic pressures on the NHS increase, to help keep the hospitality sector open and trading through the busy festive period.

“We will continue to monitor the public health situation and we will work with the hospitality sector as we prepare for Christmas. Let’s keep working together to keep each other safe – so we can all enjoy Christmas together.”

The next review of regulations will take place in three weeks’ time and be announced on Friday, December 10 - and will cover the period covering Christmas.