Anyone who plans to break the blockade rules by heading across the border this weekend has been asked to think twice.
Pubs and restaurants will reopen on Saturday in England as blocking restrictions in the country will be eased.
But Mark Drakeford, Prime Minister of the Welsh government, has said that anyone who plans to travel beyond their area to enjoy a pint or a meal outside should think again.
Responding to a question from North Wales live during the Welsh government’s daily press conference, he said: “I certainly tell people who are thinking of crossing the border that five-mile advice -” local living “rules remain in place. place in Wales this weekend.
“So while there are populations very close to the border that can choose to travel, for most of us this will not be a possibility.”
Drakeford stressed the need for people in Wales “to behave in ways that allow all of us to continue to be safe.”
“So please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things you’ve worked so hard to achieve,” he said.
Anyone who lives locally on the English border – which the guide claims is about five miles as a “rule of thumb” – would be authorized to travel to England this weekend.
The Welsh government previously claimed that anyone who lives close enough to England to travel there without breaking “local stay” restrictions can do so.
Once in England, they are subject to the regulations established by the United Kingdom government, whereby people can travel anywhere within the country.
Concerns have been raised that the reopening of pubs and bars on Saturday will see hectic scenes.
Police in some areas were reportedly put on a “New Year’s Eve plan” with fear of potential drunken problems and antisocial behavior.