‘Non-essential’ items banned from Welsh shops as country enters COVID lockdown

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As Wales enters into a 17-day lockdown, the Welsh government has come under fire for banning the sale of so-called non-essential goods such as clothes. Ministers in Wales have come under fire for failing to provide clarity on what a […]



As Wales enters into a 17-day lockdown, the Welsh government has come under fire for banning the sale of so-called non-essential goods such as clothes. Ministers in Wales have come under fire for failing to provide clarity on what a non-essential good is, how they would enforce the banning of these items and some have questioned the effectiveness of the policy. For example the Welsh government has confirmed alcohol will be allowed but a hairdryer will be forbidden from being sold. From today at 6pm only essential businesses will be able to operate, meaning pubs, restaurants and hotels will all be forced to close. Supermarkets, off-licences, pharmacies, banks and post offices will be able to stay open. The so-called firebreaker lockdown will last until 9th November, with businesses given just hours to prepare to remove so-called non-essential items from shelves. Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have taken stricter measures than England in combating a second spike in coronavirus cases. Boris Johnson’s three tier local system to fight outbreaks of COVID-19 have also been criticised for failing to be effective and for not having the financial backing to bailout businesses. Read more: Wales lockdown: Ministers struggle to defend new ‘trolley police’ rules as people forced to buy essentials ONLY – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13000417/welsh-supermarkets-essential-only-lockdown-power-mad/ From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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