Cardiff is going into local lockdown following a rise in coronavirus cases.
It means those living there won’t be allowed to leave Cardiff County Council boundary area without a reasonable excuse from 6pm on Sunday, September 27.
Swansea is also going into local lockdown along with Llanelli, which is Wales’ first lockdown at a town rather than local authority level. You can see the lockdown map for Swansea here.
And you can read the rules people in Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli now need to stick to here.
Those living in Cardiff County Council will now be subject to stricter measures, but what places are actually included in the local lockdown?
Cardiff local lockdown area
The restrictions will apply to anywhere that is covered by Cardiff County Council, including Lisvane, Llanishen, Pentwyn, Llandaff and Canton.
Cardiff is bordered by Vale of Glamorgan to the west, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly to the north and Newport to the east.
Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, and Newport are already subject to local lockdowns, as is Blaenau Gwent, Merthry Tydfil and Bridgend.
The latest announcement, which includes Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli, means local lockdown restrictions are now in place across nine areas of Wales.
While The Welsh Government has said it will consider whether local restrictions need to be extended to Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen on Sunday evening.
Map of Cardiff County Council area
Cardiff lockdown start time and restrictions
The Cardiff County Council lockdown will come into force at 6pm on Sunday, September 27.
The new rules for Llanelli, Cardiff and Swansea can be found below:
- People will not be allowed to enter or leave these areas without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education;
- People will only be able to meet people they don’t live with outdoors for the time being. They will not be able to form, or be in, extended households (sometimes known as ‘bubbles’). This means meeting indoors (in people’s houses, in a pub or elsewhere) with anyone you don’t live with is not allowed at the moment unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person.
- All licensed premises have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm.
- Everyone over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in indoor places, which are open to the public, such as shops, as well as on public transport – as is the case in the rest of Wales. (There are some limited exemptions for people with disabilities and medical conditions – these are the same as for public transport).
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You can follow continuous live updates on the coronavirus lockdown in Wales here.