STAY-at-home restrictions will remain in place in Wales for a further three weeks as the youngest children start returning to school from Monday, Mark Drakeford will announce today.

At today's Welsh Government coronavirus briefing, starting at 12.15pm, the First Minister will say that, thanks to Wales’ team effort, cases of coronavirus are at their lowest level since the end of September. Also, one in three adults in Wales has now had a coronavirus vaccine.

Mr Drakeford will also talk about encouraging green shoots of recovery and look ahead to the next review when the Welsh Government will be considering if all primary pupils and some older students can return to schools and colleges from Monday, March 15, if the public health situation continues to improve.

The next review of the regulations will consider the restrictions around non-essential retail and close contact services.