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It is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport today (Monday, March 18) as the rule was lifted by the Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford.

The legal obligation to stay at home if you test positive for Covid has also been scrapped and replaced with guidance.

Businesses will still have to carry out coronavirus risk assessments and put “reasonable” mitigation measures in place despite the easing of restrictions.

Face coverings will continue to be mandatory in health and care settings.

The next review of the Covid rules in Wales is set to take place on Good Friday (April 15). The £500 self-isolation payment for those eligible is set to be available until this June.

There are currently no Covid restrictions in England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. It is still a legal reequipment in Scotland to wear face coverings in shops, on public transport, in the cinema and in hospitality venues when moving around.

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