Five-mile travel rule should be scrapped, say Welsh Conservatives

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Wales' new lockdown rules which come into force on Monday are "unclear" and "unfair", according to the Welsh Conservatives.

On Friday, the First Minister announced two households in the same local area can meet outdoors from Monday.

Mark Drakeford said the meetups must take place outdoors and strict social distancing and hand hygiene should be maintained at all times.

Local, in this instance, will mean "not generally travelling more than five miles from home" in order to reduce the risk of the virus spreading from one area to another.

The Welsh Conservatives argue the five mile rule is difficult to interpret and the lack of freedom compared to the other parts of the UK shows a lack of trust in people.

The Welsh Government says this rule aims to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading from one community to another.