PLAYSTATIONS, Xboxes and children’ toys have been blocked off by bins of beer at Welsh supermarkets as “non-essential” objects are banned once more.
Buyers in Wales had been left outraged after supermarkets cordoned off objects deemed “non-essential” by the federal government throughout lockdown.
PlayStations and Xboxes are blocked off by beer at an Asda grocery store in Cardiff
Toys cannot be bought in Wales as they’re ‘not important’
Empty cabinets at a grocery store in Wales in the present day
Containers of beer are used to cease customers from shopping for toys
Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford introduced over the weekend that the nation could be plunged right into a Tier 4 lockdown to cease the unfold of Covid.
The choice was made amid fears that the mutation tearing by way of the South East of England was behind a spike in circumstances.
Footage also showed large swathes of a Sainsbury’s in Pontypridd blocked off – however the shops insisted this was “in step with the Welsh authorities’s steering”.
Supermarkets sparked fury throughout Wales’ fire-breaker lockdown in October after barricading non-essential objects together with garments and stationery.
With Christmas looming, customers took to Twitter to slam the brand new blockades with many unable to purchase electronics or child clothes as festive presents.
One wrote to First minister Mark Drakeford: “You made an announcement to the youngsters of Wales that Santa will nonetheless be capable of go to.
“Please don’t cease supermarkets from promoting non-essential objects so that folks that also must should purchase Christmas presents. Not everybody can on-line store.”
Different footage present the clothes part of Tesco in Pontypridd closed to prospects.
First Minister Mark Drakeford introduced new ‘keep at dwelling’ restrictions on the weekend.
He mentioned: “Sadly, we should additionally look once more on the preparations for Christmas – we can’t expose folks to the danger of this new, extra virulent pressure of coronavirus.
“We are going to subsequently change the present guidelines, which permit two households to return collectively to type a Christmas bubble over a five-day interval, in order that they’ll apply on Christmas Day solely.
“All through the Alert Degree 4 interval, a single particular person family will be capable of be a part of with one different family.
“Whereas all of us wish to keep away from additional disruption to companies and plans for Christmas, our overriding obligation is to guard lives right here in Wales.”
He added: “We all know that 2021 will probably be a distinct and a greater 12 months.
“Our economic system will get well. Christmas will come once more.”
The choice comes amid a surge in infections in Wales, with the most recent figures displaying a case fee of 592.3 circumstances per 100,000 folks primarily based on the seven days as much as December 14.
Containers of beer block off a toy aisle at an Asda grocery store
A Sainsbury’s in Pontypridd, Wales erected a barricade to cease customers shopping for non-essential objects
Closed off sections in an Asda retailer in Cardiff on the primary day of the Christmas lockdown in Wales