FIRST Minister Mark Drakeford will confirm this afternoon if Welsh playgrounds, community centres and outdoor gyms will be able to re-open from Monday.

The measures come as part of the latest three-week roadmap out of lockdown produced by the Welsh Government that look to bring back privileges of everyday life that were taken away to prevent the spread of the virus.

The plans lead on from non-essential retail reopening and have already kick-stared the Welsh economy through a phased restart of the tourism industry.

If the cases of coronavirus permit, plans should culminate with the reopening of more members of the beauty sector - including tattoo parlours, nail bars - and allow various leisure activities like cinemas and art galleries to return.

The upcoming measure of gradually re-opening playgrounds and community centres as early as July 20 will help local authorities provide summer holiday play schemes and childcare, the Welsh Government has said previously.

The Leader:

The latest three-week roadmap being worked through by the Welsh Governemnt, as of July 10

On Friday, July 10, the First Minister said: "Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus. It is thanks to the efforts we have made together that we are able to lift the restrictions and re-open more parts of our society and economy.

"However, the threat from coronavirus has not gone away and only by all of us acting responsibly will we be able to keep Wales safe. This means maintaining social distancing, thinking carefully about where we go and why."

The law in Wales will continue to make the 2m social distance the default position, because this remains the safest way to protect people’s health.

But, when 2m cannot reasonably be maintained, the regulations will require businesses to put in place a set of additional measures to minimise the risk of the virus spreading, including taking reasonable steps to minimise close face-to-face contact and maintain hygiene.

The next formal review of the regulations is due by July 30.