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Fans to be allowed back into Welsh stadiums within the next two weeks

The latest Covid review in Wales will see fans finally allowed back into sports stadiums under plans from the First Minister to amend the restriction level from two to zero.

It is being reported that the restrictions will be lifted in two weeks and  follows mounting pressure from opposition parties demanding an exit plan, and falling case numbers.

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The Welsh government said the success of the booster campaign meant it was able to lift restrictions, with 1.8 million having received an extra dose.

The Welsh Conservatives accused the Welsh Labour government of having overreacted to Omicron after tighter restrictions were brought in on 26 December.

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce the details of the plan, following the latest review of Covid rules, at a press conference at Friday lunchtime.

However, the Welsh government said the move to ease measures would depend on the public health situation continuing to improve.

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Mr Drakeford will set out plans to move from alert level two to alert level zero by the end of the month, which would allow nightclubs to reopen and would see social distancing in businesses scrapped.

Under Wales’ previous alert level zero rules, all businesses were allowed to open to the public with no restrictions on numbers at events.

The news is bound to be welcomed by all sports teams in Wales amongst other businesses and should mean that the first fixture back in front of crowds at the Swansea.com is likely t be the rearranged game against Luton Town on February 1st.

A government statement issued on Thursday night said: “Mark Drakeford will set out the two-week plan to ease the alert level two restrictions which have been in place since Boxing Day at his press conference.

“The Welsh Government is able to start removing the protections put in place in response to the Omicron wave, thanks to the support of people across Wales and the successful booster campaign – more than 1.75m people have had the extra booster dose.

“The move to alert level zero will be phased, with restrictions on outdoor activities being removed first.”

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Phil Sumblerhttp://www.planetswans.co.uk
Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

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