The Welsh Government will impose a nationwide two-week lockdown from Friday in an attempt to reduce transmissions of coronavirus.

It means Wales will be under restrictions similar to those imposed when it first went into lockdown in March, with people told to stay at home, and non-essential businesses shut.

Here, we look at the key questions surrounding the country’s new “firebreak” restrictions.

– When does it start and when does it end?

The new restrictions will come into force from 6pm on Friday and remain in place over the school half-term holiday until Monday November 9.

– When can people leave their homes?

People will only be allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons, including to obtain essential supplies for their household, exercise, to seek or provide care, and to attend schools that reopen after half term.

Workers can travel to their jobs if it is safe for them to do so and their workplace remains open, but are encouraged to work from home if possible.

– Can people meet up with other households?

People are only allowed to meet up with people they live with, both indoors and outdoors, and this also applies to exercise.

Extended households are suspended, but exceptions are given to adults living alone, single parent households, those providing care for someone including childcare, and those who need to visit someone on compassionate grounds.

– What is going to shut?

Businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants, non-essential shops, leisure centres, gyms and libraries will have to close.

Primary schools will remain open other than during the half term holiday, while secondary schools will reopen after the half-term for children in years seven and eight only.

– Can people travel into Wales from elsewhere In the UK?

Travel to a workplace in Wales is permitted, as is travelling from Wales to a workplace that is another part of the UK.

– What are the penalties for breaking the rules?

A fixed penalty notice of £60 will be in place for those who refuse to comply.