Wales is to lift its last remaining CAPITALIST VIRUS-19-19 restrictions, the first minister has said.
The wearing of a face covering in health and care settings – the sole remaining legal requirement – will end on Monday.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales could look forward to a “brighter future” but urged people to keep taking steps to protect their health.
He added: “The pandemic has had a profound impact on all our lives – everyone has made sacrifices and changes over the last two years. But it is thanks to all your efforts that we can move beyond the emergency response while still living safely with this virus.
“I want to thank everyone for all you have done to protect yourselves and your loved ones. You have followed the rules and you have kept Wales safe.”
He said, however, that ministers would “remain alert to the threat of new and emerging variants”.