The Welsh Government will publish new advice for supermarkets on non-essential goods today following a weekend of controversy in Wales.
Talks between ministers and supermarket bosses were planned for Monday afternoon to address issues raised over the first weekend of Wales' two-week fire-break lockdown.
A Government spokesman confirmed on Monday evening that talks had taken place and new changes will be announced today.
There has been widespread criticism and confusion of the non-essential ban, including one supermarket incorrectly informing a woman she could not buy sanitary items.
The intention was to prevent shops selling items like clothes during the lockdown when other retailers which only sold those items would be forced to close as they did not sell food.
But the short notice came in for criticism with Sara Jones, head of the Welsh Retail Consortium, saying: "This last minute guidance, whilst welcome, falls short of providing the level of certainty that our businesses have needed to manage and implement what is being expected of them."
BBC TV presenter 'will break the rule of six if it's in place this Christmas'
Victoria Derbyshire admitted she is prepared to break the rule of six which applies in England if it means she can spend Christmas Day with her husband and their parents.
The BBC TV host said: "If the rule of six is still in place at Christmas, we're breaking it to have the rule of seven... we just are."
Victoria, 52, is due to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, in Abergele shortly before the festive season, and admitted feeling "irresponsible" at willingly declaring she would ignore laws, the Mirror reports.
“Joining me, my husband and our two boys will be my mum, her partner and my husband’s dad. It’s fine.
"We’ll do it knowing what the risks are. We’re not stupid. We’ll be sensible and buy a thermometer gun. But we have to be together at Christmas.
“It feels almost irresponsible saying that – but I don’t think we’re alone in feeling that way. We need to see my elderly mum and my husband’s elderly dad. We just do.”
Victoria shares two sons, Oliver, 16, and Joe, 13, with her husband, producer Mark Sandell.
The family, originally from Littleborough, Gtr Manchester, live in London, where Tier 2 restrictions are in place.
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Woman first in Wales to receive the same Covid-19 treatment as Trump
A woman from Cardiff has become the first person in Wales to receive the same Covid-19 treatment that saw US President Donald Trump recover rapidly from the virus.
Melanie James, from the Pontprennau area of the Welsh capital, was admitted to the University Hospital Llandough near Penarth having tested positive for coronavirus.
While there, she received a transfusion of monoclonal antibodies.
The same experimental treatment was given to Donald Trump when he was hospitalised in Washington earlier this month. He was released a few days later.
Mrs James, who is now recovering at home after being discharged from hospital, received the transfusion as part of the Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy (Recovery) clinical trial, the world’s largest randomised controlled clinical trial in the battle against coronavirus.
The aim of that trial is to discover the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies, which scientists hope can prevent Covid-19 from entering humans cells and thus causing them to become more seriously ill.
Mrs James said she was breathless and receiving oxygen at the point when she received the transfusion, but then her symptoms started to improve.
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Police called to church going ahead with service despite ban on gatherings
Police were called to a church holding a religious service on Sunday evening despite them being not permitted in Wales under coronavirus restrictions.
Officers from South Wales Police were called to New Hope Community Church in Llanrumney, Cardiff on Sunday evening as adults and children congregated inside. A video was shared to the church's Facebook page, where officers can be seen walking inside.
A person in the video, who is wearing a mask as is everyone inside the church, says: "We are at church right now and the police just showed up. They have knocked on all the windows and the doors, they shined flashlights, so please pray for us right now. I'm just letting you know this is happening. This is in Cardiff. We are not even in a third world country right now, this is in Cardiff."
The video then shows a police officer inform the people inside the church that they have received phone calls from members of the public who are concerned about people breaching the coronavirus regulations at the church. The officer, wearing a mask, informs the church they are breaching coronavirus rules.
He asks them to leave the church, to pray and worship at home and to wait for the 17 days to "blow over."
After a discussion with the police officers, the congregation agrees to leave the church.
A spokesperson for the force said no fixed penalty notices were issued and officers followed the policing style "which we have adopted throughout the pandemic of explaining the rules and encouraging people to comply."
Latest coronavirus figures
Six more people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,150 new positive cases have been identified.
Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Monday, October 26, show 1,158 positive test results have been reported in the last 24 hours, a rise on the 1,104 announced on Sunday.
A total of 43,839 people have now tested positive in Wales since the pandemic began last March.
PHW also announced that six more people had died to bring the overall death toll with lab-confirmed coronavirus to 1,783.
On Saturday, October 24, 16 deaths were announced which was the highest daily number of deaths since May 28. Health minister Vaughan Gething said on Monday the past week had been one of Wales' deadliest since the pandemic began.
Merthyr Tydfil remains the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 population, increasing to 379.6 from 374.6 on Sunday.
Rhondda Cynon Taf had the second highest with 341.1 cases, up from 331.2, while Blaenau Gwent was third with 322.1, a big leap on 272 on Sunday.
The numbers look at a rolling seven-day average between October 17 and October 23.
Police stop more than 500 vehicles on first weekend of firebreak lockdown
A Welsh police force confirmed that officers stopped more than 500 vehicles on the first weekend of the firebreak lockdown
Gwent Police confirmed its officers stopped the vehicles as part of "proactive patrols" in communities across the force area of Gwent, which includes Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen.
The force also confirmed that it issued a "number" of fixed penalty notices for house parties and large gatherings.
A statement from Gwent Police said: "During the first weekend of new restrictions, we carried out proactive patrols and engaged with more than 500 motorists.
"We issued a number of fixed penalty notices including for house parties and large gatherings."
A Gwent Police Twitter account also tweeted on Saturday that officers were carrying out patrols and issuing fixed penalties on Friday night, sharing an image from the Prince of Wales Bridge on the border with England.
'Worrying' surge in advice sought for mental health conditions claim charity
There has been a "worrying" surge in the number of people seeking advice for self-harm and how to support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, a charity has warned.
Rethink Mental Illness warned there is a looming mental health crisis as it urged people to seek support if they are struggling.
The charity also urged UK Government ministers to act upon mounting concerns over mental ill health as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes after the charity saw significant rises in the number of people seeking help from its advice pages online.
It said that in the six months after lockdown, more than 2.3 million people visited rethink.org for advice and information.
The charity said demand for advice and information doubled compared with the six months prior to lockdown.
The increased activity on the website includes:
- 183% increase in the number of people seeking information about anxiety disorders.
- 188% increase in the number of people seeking advice about how to support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts.
- 229% increase in the number of people reviewing advice and information about self-harm.
- 99% increase in traffic to advice and information pages which support carers.