Cardiff, Swansea, and the town of Llanelliare going into local lockdowns in a bid to stem rising coronavirus cases.

It means that by the end of the weekend around 1.5m people will be under local restrictions, a little under half the Welsh population.

People living in Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport are already in lockdown, but this is what it means.

Ministers will also meet public health experts, local authority leaders and others over the weekend to consider whether local restrictions need to be extended to Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen on Sunday evening.

When the rules come into place

The local lockdown in Llanelli will be in place from 6pm on Saturday, September 26.

The restrictions will be in place in Cardiff and Swansea from 6pm on Sunday, September 27.

The new rules

People living in the lockdown areas must:

The areas covered by the local lockdowns

The whole of the cities of Cardiff and Swansea have been included in the lockdown.

Llanelliwill also be subject to Wales' first lockdown at a town rather than local authority level with 13 council wards covered by the measures.  The town’s ward boundaries will be used to define the limits of the restrictions.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething said a postcode finder will be made available online to make clear which areas are under lockdown.

The rules for pubs and clubs

Alcohol sales have been banned after 10pm across Wales, not just in lockdown areas.

From 6pm on Thursday, changes to coronavirus regulations mean Welsh hospitality businesses including pubs, cafes, restaurants, sports clubs and casinos must not supply alcohol between 10pm and 6am the following day.

Licensed premises will only be able to provide table service for customers when consuming food or drink, and following a 20-minute period to allow customers to finish their drinks at 10pm, must close by 10.20pm.

The new rules differ from those coming into force in England, where from Thursday all pubs, bars and restaurants must shut by 10pm - meaning last orders will come sooner than for those drinking in Wales.

The Welsh Government is allowing cinemas which sell alcohol to close later than 10.20pm for the purpose of concluding the showing of a film.

But the 10pm cut-off will also apply to off-licences, including supermarkets, and deliveries of alcohol such as through a home delivery app.

On Wednesday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said licensed premises would not be required to close immediately at 10pm as in England following representations from those in the industry.

The rules on going on holiday

You are not able to enter or leave without a "reasonable excuse".

Excuses listed in the law for these area include travelling to work if you are not able to work from home, to go to school, or to give care.

You can travel to buy food and medical supplies, seek medical assistance or go to the vets, and move home, but being on holiday or going on holiday are not seen as a reasonable excuse.

Welsh Government advice states: "Residents cannot leave the area without good reason. Similarly those who live outside the area cannot enter it without good reason.

"Going on holiday is not a good reason."

What fines could be issued

People could face fines is they fail to stick to the lockdown rules being imposed.

The coronavirus regulations include provisions for a fixed penalty notice to be issued for most types of breaches of the regulations, carrying a fine of £60. This is increased to £120 for a second offence and continues to double for repeated offences, up to a maximum of £1,920. If prosecuted, however, a court can impose any fine (it is not limited).