TRANSPORT for Wales is reminding the public in Wales that they should only make essential journeys during the firebreak lockdown period, ahead of sporting events this weekend, followed by Hallowe'en and Bonfire night.

The Welsh Government introduced new firebreak restrictions to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 on Monday, November 9.

TfW is reinforcing that during this period there are restrictions on all travel in Wales and people should only travel if their journey is essential.

Last weekend, TfW figures revealed that many people were travelling from North Wales and into England for the day/evening.


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TfW is also aware that there are sporting events happening this weekend, followed by Halloween and then Bonfire night, and they want to ensure that the public understand that there are restrictions in place.

Transport for Wales CEO, James Price said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is our top priority at Transport for Wales and we fully support Welsh Government in their restrictions to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

“During the restriction period, public transport will be for essential travel only and we’ll be running fewer services.”

TfW safety and assurance director, Leyton Powell added: “We’re aware that this weekend there are sporting events taking place and following that we have Hallowe'en and bonfire night.

“However, there are travel restrictions in place and people should only travel if essential. We’d like to wish all our customers a happy Hallowe'en but please stay home, save lives and only travel if your journey is essential.”