The Welsh Government and local councils are urging people in Wales to follow the guidance of the Welsh Government on lockdown measures.
The plea follows a press conference by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday, May 10, where some measures regarding the lockdown were changed.
However, most of that advice does not apply here in Wales, where Welsh Government decides what measures stay in place.
Welsh Government made minor changes to its lockdown measures on Friday, May 8, but most of the guidance remains the same.
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said it was too early to lift any other measures, and doing so would be too great a risk to public health.
What is the latest advice from Welsh Government?
Welsh Government’s advice remains largely the same, centred around staying at home except for essential journeys.
Shopping must be done locally, work should be carried out from home, and schools, gyms and leisure centres remain closed.
People are now able to go out for more than one piece of exercise a day, but it must start and finish at home, and only be on your own or with members of your own household.
Garden centres have also been allowed to reopen.
What does Boris Johnson’s latest announcements mean for me?
Not very much.
Almost all of what the Prime Minister announced on Sunday applies only to England. It will be the Welsh Government, led by First Minister Mark Drakeford, that decides when restrictions will begin to be lifted here.
That means police in Wales will continue to carry out checks on people, and issue fines for those found ignoring the lockdown rules.
What does “Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives” mean?
It is the new slogan from the UK Government that replaces “Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives”.
It has been heavily criticised for being misleading and confusing, and both the Welsh and Scottish Governments will continue to emphasise that people should stay at home.
Can I start to see my friends and family?
The short answer is no.
You should only be spending time with people from your own household, including when going out for exercise.
Gatherings in public or on private property are discouraged, and the police have the power to disperse and issue fines.
Can I drive to exercise?
Exercise should start and finish at your home, and not involve you driving.
You are now allowed to walk, run and cycle multiple times a day, but this must be done locally and alone, or with members of your household.
Can I gather in my local park?
Not for anything other than exercise, and not with people from other households.
Sunbathing and relaxing in public are not permitted, and the police have powers to disperse and fine anybody found breaking these rules.
Why am I allowed to go to a garden centre?
One measure that has changed in Wales, is the reopening of garden centres.
It is believed the decision has been made to avoid losing this year’s stock of flowers and plants, and because garden centres have large outdoor spaces where social distancing is easy.
The decision has also been criticised however, with the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner questioning why garden centres are regarded as essential.
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What is the “R-number”, and why is it important?
The “R-number” is the rate at which the virus is currently being transmitted in the community.
In simple terms, if the number is below 1, then the number of cases will gradually fall. If the number is above 1, the number of cases will continue to rise.
The “R-number” currently stands around 0.8 in Wales, meaning that the number of new cases are falling. However, on Friday, May 8, Welsh Government estimated that at this level, another 800 people will die from coronavirus between May and August.
Welsh Government has also warned that if the “R-number” rises to 1.1, around 7,200 people could die in the same period.
The R-number will be used as a tool to measure that restrictions can be lifted moving forward.
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Source: Public Health Wales