The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford has said that coronavirus restrictions across the country could be eased around spring and Easter.
Speaking at his daily news briefing in Cardiff he announced that restrictions could be eased “slowly and cautiously” in Wales, if the infections continue to fall.
Drakeford said that this can only happen if coronavirus cases continue to fall and the impact on the NHS was “drained away.”
Drakeford said, “If that is the path that we are on, then a pattern in Wales as we move towards the spring and Easter will be one in which we will be able to slowly and cautiously lift the restrictions that are currently in place in all aspects of our lives.”
Wales has become the first nation in the UK to meet their target on vaccinating people in all type four priority groups, with the first dose of the jab.
Drakeford is call on all over 50s, and over 16s who have underlying health conditions along with unpaid careers to come forward and received the jab over “next few months.”
The Welsh First Minister said that “over the next few months” people “aged between 50 and 69, everyone over 16 who has an underlying condition that makes them vulnerable to the virus, and unpaid carers who provide care to a vulnerable person” are to be invited for their first vaccination jab.
He asking for people to “please take up the offer of vaccination. It is safe and effective.” As infections are continuing to fall across Wales, he confirmed that primary school children will able to return after the February half-term.