First Minister announces Welsh lockdown to continue and sets out back to school plans

Published: 29 January 2021

First Minister announces Welsh lockdown to continue and sets out back to school plans

The First Minister will today confirm alert level 4 lockdown restrictions will remain in place in Wales for the next 3 weeks.

First published:
29 January 2021
Last updated:
29 January 2021

While the situation in Wales is improving, lockdown restrictions must continue for another 3 weeks to allow the NHS to recover.

He will also indicate that the youngest learners in primary school could begin returning to school after the February half term, if rates of coronavirus continue to fall.

The Welsh Government will work with schools and education partners on a phased and flexible return to school after 22 February, if the public health situation continues to improve. Rates of coronavirus across Wales have fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since early November. And every day, thousands more people receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – the latest figures show almost 11% of the population have been vaccinated.