People of Wales praised for staying home over Easter weekend

The First Minister has thanked everyone who is staying home over the Easter break.

Mark Drakeford AM, said staying at home is working, adding “our actions and decisions over the Easter break and weeks to come will have an impact”.

Brecon Beacons National Park Credit: ITV Wales

“A very peculiar Easter”

Jon Pimm, an Area Warden in Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, has told ITV Wales that it is a ‘peculiar’ Easter with thousands of visitors rightfully following the advice, and staying away.

All of Wales’ National Parks are currently closed to visitors due to the coronavirus crisis.

All Wales' National Parks are currently closed to visitors Credit: ITV Wales

At the moment all the park’s visitor attractions, car parks and sites people would normally visit are closed.

Throughout the weekend, the authority has been working alongside police to patrol the area to ensure people are following the guidance.

Meanwhile police forces across the country have reported that the majority of people are following the restrictions and are thanking the public for doing so.

It comes after a weekend when two further healthcare workers in Wales died after testing positive for the virus.

Donna Campbell worked at one of Velindre's cancer centres before passing away in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on Friday.

On Saturday it was confirmed that nurse Gareth Roberts had died in the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.