Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated 20 October 2020 

Wales in national lockdown

From 6pm Friday 23 October 2020 until the start of Monday 9 November 2020, Wales will be in a national lockdown, also referred to as a fire-break or circuit breaker, with various restrictions. A breach in these restrictions is a fineable offence.

Existing local lockdowns

Current local lockdown rules remain in force until 6pm on Friday 23 October 2020 in the areas affected.

Stay home and essential travel only

Citizens in Wales are required to stay at home except for very limited purposes e.g exercise. Essential travel is only allowed for work or for caring responsibilities. This travel restriction applies to travel in and out of Wales.

Visiting the path

Holidays in Wales are not allowed during this firebreak lockdown period. Read Visit Wales latest coronavirus update which includes guidance about accommodation bookings and reservations. 


You can leave home to exercise as often as you like as long as you start and finish at home either with members of your household or alone.

Keep Wales Safe

Follow the latest Public Health Wales information on coronavirus (COVID-19) to keep yourself and others safe 

What happens after the 9 November?

Details of restrictions which will apply from 9 November will be released nearer the time. Follow Welsh Government for latest information and updates 

We will update this page as and when necessary.