The Welsh public will be told about the new coronavirus rules a week before the fire-break lockdown finishes on November 9.

Health minister Vaughan Gething, during Monday's Welsh Government press conference, said he wanted people to understand the new rules well in advance of them being put in place.

The fire-break lockdown for Wales, which has seen non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses close, is running for 17 days from Friday, October 23.

Community centres, libraries, and recycling centres have also shut while schools are only open after half term for pupils in year eight and below.

The Welsh Government said the fire-break needed to be introduced in an attempt to reduce the volume of patients coming through the doors of hospitals.

Commenting on when people will expect to see details of the new measures, Mr Gething said on Monday: "We're expecting over this week to engage with a range of stakeholders. There will be conversations taking place today, tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, and beyond.

"We will then expect to come together for the cabinet to agree a set of rules. We want to be in a position to give people at least a week or so to understand what the new rules are that are going to be in place.

"But it's really important we have that conversation with stakeholders through this week and then, of course, we need time before the fire-break ends for everyone to understand what the rules are."

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Mr Gething said the cabinet will need to learn a lot from this fire-break lockdown and what it has achieved. "Equally we have to understand the advice we are being given by our scientific advisers and the chief medical officer on what a sustainable set of rules will look like to allow people to go about living their lives and to be able to see more people in a way that doesn't allow coronavirus to take off again," he added.

"We have seen, more than once, that this is a highly-infectious new virus. We don't have a cure for it. We don't have a vaccine for it.

"What we do to prevent the virus spreading is essential if we are going to avoid the sort of scale of loss of life that we have already seen in the first peak."

On Sunday, Public Health Wales (PHW) recorded a further 1,158 positive cases of coronavirus in Wales and in the last week alone more than 60 people have lost their lives.

Since the pandemic began PHW said Wales has recorded more than 43,000 cases of Covid-19 and 1,780 people have died.

Mr Gething added: "We are moving very swiftly towards the April peak – the point at which the NHS came very close to being overwhelmed. But in the spring we had already postponed all planned operations and appointments.

"If we carry on at this rate we will reach this point within a matter of weeks."