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After a review conducted by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, there will be changes to the coronavirus guidance in Wales, including changes to the self-isolation period, work from home guidance and an extension of the Covid passes that are currently in force.

The self-isolation guidance will change from not having to self-isolate if you live with someone who has tested positive for Covid and you are double vaccinated, to having to isolate until you have received a negative result from a PCR test.

People who are not fully vaccinated will still need to isolate for ten days if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Masks are still a legal requirement in Wales and Mark Drakeford said he wants to encourage shops to get people to stick to the rules and wear a mask.

The First Minister has also urged employers to help more people work from home to reduce the spread of the virus in the workplace.

From November 15, the use of Covid passes will be extended to cover theatres, cinemas, and concert halls, in addition to the places where Covid passes are already compulsory (nightclubs, large indoor and outdoor events).

Mark Drakeford has said that one of the measures that are being considered over the next three weeks is the introduction of passes in venues like pubs and restaurants.

The NFRN urges retailers to adhere to the government guidance and take all the precautions that they deem necessary in their store to help reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Practising responsible retailing is incredibly important as we are still dealing with Covid-19. Please take caution and continue to act with the same patience and kindness that you have shown during the whole pandemic.

The NFRN has created some posters to encourage mask wearing as part of our Shop Local Shop Little campaign that you can download here to display in your shops.

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