The county borough of Caerphilly in south Wales is to be placed under a local lockdown following a “significant rise” in coronavirus cases. People will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse when the restrictions come into force from 6pm on Tuesday, the Welsh Government said.
Everyone aged over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in shops – marking the first time this will be mandatory in Wales. Meetings with other people indoors and extended households will not be allowed, while overnight stays will also be banned.
There have been 133 new Covid-19 cases in Caerphilly county borough over the past seven days, equivalent to a rate of 55.4 cases per 100,000 population.