The Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales sets out how we will all work together to manage the risks of coronavirus in Wales.
Coronavirus has not gone away and we are currently seeing an increase in cases over winter as it becomes colder and everyone spends more time indoors.
This plan describes the different stages of the possible spread of coronavirus. It sets out how the Welsh Government will respond in different circumstances. This is a collective effort with everyone having a role to play. From businesses to local government, NHS Wales, Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government and every single one of us playing our part.
We will likely find out next week which tier Wales will be in from 28th December. We are currently in restrictions equivalent to the 3rd tier, with the 4th tier being a more full on lockdown, like restrictions in place during the previous firebreak period.
The Four stages in the plan are below:
- Alert level one (low risk)
This represents the level of restrictions closest to normality, which are possible while infection rates are low and other preventative measures, such as social distancing and working from home, remain in place.
- Alert level two (medium risk)
This includes additional controls to limit the spread of coronavirus. These may be complemented by more targeted local actions to manage specific incidents or outbreaks.
- Alert level three (high risk)
These represent the strictest restrictions short of a firebreak or lockdown. This responds to higher or rising level of infections where local actions are no longer effective in containing the growth of the virus.
- Alert level four (very high risk)
Restrictions at this level would be equivalent to the firebreak regulations or lockdown. These could either be deployed as a preventative firebreak or as a lockdown measure.