Hairdressers and barbers to reopen in Wales from Monday

Friday, March 12

By Deirdre McKeever

The Welsh Government is to announce a plan today for the reopening up of society and the economy.

The existing "stay at home" requirement will be replaced with a "stay local" rule, beginning Saturday.

Outdoor sports facilities including basketball courts, tennis courts, and golf courses will also be allowed to open. 

Indoor care home visits will also restart for single designated visitors.

Hairdressers and barbers will re-open for appointments from Monday.

All primary pupils and secondary school pupils in due to take their GCSEs and A-levels this summer also will return on Monday.

Garden centres will open on March 22 and non-essential retail will start re-opening gradually.

In line with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for England all shops in Wales, including all close contact services, will be able to open from April 12.

In an announcement on Friday, Wales’s First Minister Mark Drakeford will say: "We are taking a phased approach to unlocking each sector - starting with schools.

"We will make step-by-step changes each week to gradually restore freedoms.

"We will monitor each change we make, so we know what impact each change has had on Wales' public health situation."