CHRISTMAS bubbles in Wales can be joined by a single person, single parent or someone with caring responsibilities, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

“We have agreed an important addition to the Christmas arrangements to make sure that people living alone, single parents and those with caring responsibilities are not left out,” Mr Drakeford told today's Welsh Government coronavirus briefing.

“As you know, we agreed with the other governments of the United Kingdom to have a common set of arrangements between December 23 and 27 to enable three households to join together to form a single Christmas bubble.

“Now here in Wales, that Christmas bubble can be joined by a single person, a single parent or somebody with caring responsibilities to make sure that they are not left alone for that five-day period.”