Wales will go into a “circuit-break” lockdown from Friday, the Welsh first minister has announced.

People will be told to stay at home, while non-essential businesses, pubs and restaurant will close.

It will take place until Monday, November 9.

The restrictions will be similar to those introduced in March.

The measures include:

  • Non-essential retail, leisure, and hospitality businesses to close
  • People told to work from home wherever possible, with exceptions for critical workers
  • Household mixing banned both indoors and outdoors, although those in social bubbles will still be able to meet
  • Primary schools open after the half-term week and secondary schools will open only to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils
  • Places of worship to be closed except for weddings and funerals.

First Minister Mark Drakeford told reporters in Cardiff: "It will have to be sharp and deep in order to have the impact we need.

"There are no easy choices in front of us as the virus spreads rapidly in every part of Wales.”