Bookshops in Wales are expected to reopen on 12th April, the same day shops reopen in England, as part of an easing of lockdown restrictions.
The Welsh government has outlined a phased approach, with more details expected at a lunchtime press conference today (12th March).
It will replace “stay at home” guidance with a “stay local” message and, from this weekend, up to four adults from two different households can meet in a private garden.
From Monday (15th March) primary school pupils and students doing qualifications will be able to return. Hairdressers and barbers can also reopen on the same date.
Other non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen on 12th April, provided coronavirus cases continue to fall. The Welsh government has announced it is making an extra £150m available to businesses hit by the restrictions.
The Welsh government said in a statement: “This step-by-step approach allows us to gradually open up Wales while keeping a close eye on the virus.”