Mark Drakeford outlines Wales’ plan for living with Coronavirus with no more restrictions – live updates

Mark Drakeford has laid out Wales’ plan for living with Covid as the nation plans to remove all Covid restrictions by March 28.

The Prime Minister is giving a press conference outlining that Wales will remain at alert level zero for the next three weeks and that, if the public health situation remains stable, all Covid laws around masks and self isolation could go following the next lockdown review on March 24. You can follow live updates here.

The Welsh Government has published a plan, called Together for a Safer Future: Wales’ Long-term Covid-19 Transition from Pandemic to Endemic.

Wales’ response to coronavirus will vary depending on whether the country is assessed as being in a “Covid Stable” or “Covid Urgent” state, but it is believed that Covid Stable will be he most likely scenario – with an expectation of waves of infection not large enough to put unsustainable pressure on the NHS. More details here.

Mr Drakeford said: “As we publish this longer-term plan, there is no doubt we have reached a significant moment in this pandemic and we can look to the future with growing confidence that next year will be one in which we have a different relationship with the virus.

“But the pandemic is not over – this virus is full of nasty surprises and we are likely to see fluctuations in global patterns of infection for several years. We need to be ready to respond quickly to any future outbreaks or new variants as we learn to live safely alongside coronavirus in the long term. “

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