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Barry Island attracts visitors as ‘stay local’ is lifted

WITH ‘stay local’ restrictions lifted in Wales on the weekend many people ventured to beaches and beauty spots – including Barry Island – on Saturday.

Prior to Saturday (March 27) people all over were told to “stay local” by Welsh Government in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. The rule, which had been in place since March 13, was lifted over the weekend with the announcement made last Thursday (March 25).

This change means that people living in Wales can travel where they want within Wales, but for now only those with a reasonable excuse – such as work – will be able to travel in or out of Wales.

Like many parts of Wales – including Pen Y Fan and Penarth – Barry Island attracted many people for some fresh air and sunshine.

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

Barry Island on Saturday (Picture: Wales News Service)

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The changes – in brief – announced by Welsh Government on March 25 are as follows:

  • Stay local was lifted from Saturday (March 27).
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation settings can reopen to single household or bubbles.
  • Six people from two different households, excluding children under 11, will be able to meet and exercise outdoors and in private gardens.
  • Organised outdoor activities and sports for children and under 18s will be able to resume.
  • There will be a limited opening of outdoor areas of some historic places and gardens.
  • Libraries and archives will be able to re-open.

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