THE WELSH face fines for travelling to very excessive threat areas within the UK by barmy First Minister Mark Drakeford banned folks from crossing over into very excessive threat areas within the UK
He has made it unlawful to return and go into Wales from Tier 3 areas in England, Stage 3/4 areas in Scotland and ALL of Northern Eire.
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Mark Drakeford has made it unlawful to journey to excessive threat areas of the UKCredit score: Alamy
The Welsh First Minister mentioned “coronavirus doesn’t respect borders”Credit score: MEDIA WALES
Everybody in Wales is “strongly suggested” in opposition to leaving the Principality to areas with decrease virus charges.
Folks might even be arrested in the event that they break the foundations – although it’s unlikely police will achieve this.
The foundations can be relaxed for the Christmas bubble break, however are anticipated to final properly into the brand new 12 months.
From 6pm on Friday, rules will enable journey between Wales and Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas in England, and Stage 1 and Stage 2 areas of Scotland.
Mr Drakeford mentioned: “There can be no restrictions on journey inside Wales however we have to have some restrictions on journey throughout the border to these elements of the UK the place an infection charges are excessive to stop the unfold of coronavirus.
“We’re additionally advising folks in Wales to not journey into these elements of England and Scotland the place the an infection price is decrease, to assist stop them taking coronavirus with them.
“Coronavirus doesn’t respect borders – all of us have a component to play in retaining Wales and the UK protected.
“Please consider carefully about the place you’re going and what you might be doing. This virus thrives wherever we come along with others.
“Taken along with our different measures, these journey restrictions will assist to maintain us all protected.”
Folks in Wales had been pressured into drastic restrictions, with pubs and eating places banned from promoting alcohol, and slapped with a day by day 6pm curfew.
Mr Drakeford beforehand launched the journey ban over the border when he put Wales into a 3 week “firebreak” lockdown.
And the ban stayed in place after Boris Johnson launched nationwide lockdown measures for England.
Final week, Welsh police had been despatched to patrol for anybody making an attempt to sneak over from England to hit the Black Friday gross sales.
Each Wales and Scotland have launched robust guidelines in opposition to folks travelling throughout the border into England.
In Scotland, it’s unlawful to go away Stage 3 or 4 areas.
And Scots are additionally not allowed to cross the border over into England.
Anybody who flouts the foundations can be punishable by minimal £60 mounted penalties.
Big elements of Scotland, together with Glasgow, have been positioned below restrictions akin to the March lockdown, with pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops closed under the draconian Level 4 rules.