UK: Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items

Supermarkets have started covering up non-essential goods as Wales prepares to start a national lockdown.

From 18:00 BST shops will be forced to close for 17 days, unless they sell essential items such as food.

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said supermarkets should also stop selling items such as clothes as a matter of “fairness” until 9 November.

But retailers say the rules are confusing as they have not been given any definition of what is essential.

By law, clothing and homeware stores, and garden centres, will have to close during the national lockdown, while supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores can remain open.


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