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Wales and Northern Ireland in lockdown

Jan 6, 2021 United Kingdom
Wales and Northern Ireland in lockdown
As England enters a new total confinement today and Scotland has moved into “enhanced level four restrictions" from midnight on the 4th of January, Wales and Northern Ireland also apply new restrictions

Northern Ireland

A six-week lockdown began in Northern Ireland on Boxing Day with new rules including:
- Closure of all non-essential shops;
- No click-and-collect services;
- Hospitality businesses open only for takeaway and delivery;
- Leisure and entertainment venues, car washes and hair and beauty salons must close;
- Off-licences must close by 20:00;
- Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals limited to 25 people - wedding receptions not allowed;
- Churches can open, but with measures such as compulsory face masks.


Wales also has a national lockdown with new level 4 rules, such as:
- Stay at home; exceptions set at very limited purposes;
- No visits to other households allowed;
- Many types of businesses are required to close: Venues for events and conferences; Entertainment venues including theatres and concert halls; Indoor and outdoor visitor attractions; Sport courts, golf courses, leisure and fitness facilities; Holiday accommodation; Pubs, bars and cafes (except for takeaway and delivery); Hairdressers and nail salons; Non-essential shops (click and collect allowed); Libraries (click and collect only);
- Wedding receptions and wakes are not allowed.

Source: BBC

Image credits: Sarah Kilian on Unsplash

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