“Impossible” to say if the supporters will be back at the Principality Stadium for the Six Nations
The Welsh Prime Minister said it was too early to predict whether fans will be back in the stadiums to watch the Six Nations Wales campaign.
Speaking to WalesOnline on the day his government reviewed the rules around Covid, the Prime Minister said it was ‘too early’ to give an answer to whether fans will be back in the stadium in from February. You can read his full interview here.
The rules in Wales remain the same for at least a week, but people with Covid who test negative on days six and seven of their 10-day isolation can from Friday end them on day seven, as this is already the case in England.
Wales are set to face Scotland on February 12 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, but fans are currently barred from attending matches.
When asked if fans would be attending, the Prime Minister replied, “I couldn’t offer you reasonable advice on anything like that. We review the regulations every week. Because things change so quickly, we can’t even allow three weeks before we look into the situation. What I can say is that the models we’ve seen suggest that the number of people who will get sick with the Omicron variant will increase very much. strongly in Wales over the next few weeks, but they will peak in January and then fall as quickly.
“How exactly will it happen, and how exactly will it work in terms of timing, no one – absolutely no one – can give you a specific answer. But the general pattern of a sharp rise and d ‘a relatively rapid fall gives us some hope for February things. may be different. “
We also asked about the situation at Caerphilly RFC on Boxing Day where there were only 50 fans allowed to watch the game outside but 140 inside the clubhouse. You can read this story here.
Drakeford said: “This is a situation caused by the club but not by the Welsh government. They will organize things the way they have chosen to organize them. The rules must protect people from the impact of the news. variant of the coronavirus and provided everyone just remembers what it is, and the responsibilities we all have to act in such a way as to protect ourselves from what is a cruel virus, I think the story of this in Wales shows that people are able to navigate the rules in ways that are reasonable and achievable and have been successful in doing this key thing, which is to keep our health and well-being and the future of people we want to firmly hope for. “
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In a statement announcing changes to self-isolation rules, the prime minister said the situation remained “volatile” and more research was needed. You can read more about the rule changes here. We also asked about the effective ban on events like Parkrun, which has been criticized by UK Health Minister Sajid Javid.
“Well we’ve extended the limits [on numbers] compared to what we had last year when we introduced the new protections right after Christmas so that 50 people can participate in any organized outdoor activity and another 50 people who are needed to organize and organize it and help with the organization may also be involved. And there are many, many activities that can be carried out successfully within these limits. “
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