People in Wales will no longer be legally required to wear face coverings in health and social care services from Monday as the final U.K. legal restriction is lifted. MailOnline has more.
First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced today that the country will end its last remaining coronavirus regulations, which have existed in some form since March 2020.
Wales is currently at alert level zero, with the wearing of face coverings in health and social care settings the only remaining legal requirement.
But the First Minister urged people to keep taking steps to protect their health as the country moves beyond the emergency response to the pandemic.
He repeated the warning the four U.K. Chief Medical Officers issued this week about the risk of new variants…
Wales was the last U.K. nation with Covid restrictions still in place.
Scotland removed its final restrictive laws in April this year while the Scottish Government continues to encourage people to wear face masks at busy indoor spaces.
Meanwhile, England’s remaining Covid restrictions were removed in February as part of the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan.
The move meant requirements to self-isolate after testing positive were dropped a month earlier than planned.