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Government responds to reports of ‘Welsh invasion’ of Bristol on New Year’s Eve

31 Dec 2021 2 minute read
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Nightclub. Photo by ericbarns from Pixabay.

The government has responded to reports of a planned “Welsh invasion” of Bristol on New Year’s Eve.

According to Bristol Live, clubbers from Wales are planning on crossing the border to party in the English city.

This has been put down to a tightening of Covid-19 restrictions in Wales, such as nightclubs being shut down on December 26 and return of the rule of six and table service in pubs and restaurants there.

The Welsh Government has imposed the tightened restrictions to tackle a wave of the Covid-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading Omicron variant. The UK Government has declined to do the same in England.

The Welsh Government has not issued travel advice but is urging people to do “everything” they can to “protect ourselves and keep Wales safe”.

In response to reports of people from Wales planning to cross the border to party in England on New Year’s Eve, a Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The omicron variant is causing a rapid rise in coronavirus cases across Wales.

“Already, people are off work sick, putting essential services under strain and we expect this situation to get worse.

“Wales is at alert level two – new protections have been put into place to help businesses continue to trade and updated and strengthened guidance has been issued to help people stay safe in their homes.

“We all need to do everything we can to protect ourselves and keep Wales safe.”


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Richard
Richard
11 months ago

A reverse ‘ invasion’ for once an English ( Wedi dysgu ein iaith ) friend living near Abersoch told me this evening on the phone ☎️

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 months ago

Although I’d hope my fellow countrymen & women would have the common sense not to cross over to Bristol to join the English pandemic party, some sadly will.

I’m waiting for the Tory version of the Trumpist chant, “let’s build a castle.” No doubt Jacob Rees-Smug will be there riding aloft his donkey Simon Hart.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
11 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Jacob Rees-Smug will be there riding aloft his donkey Simon Hart.

__________

An ass astride an ass on his ass.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 months ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

Never a truer statement made. 👍

Erisian
Erisian
11 months ago

Ysywaeth, mae gennym ni ein siâr o bobl hunanol hefyd.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
11 months ago
Reply to  Erisian

Waw! Dyma’r tro cyntaf i mi weld y gair ‘ysywaeth’ mewn ymateb i flog.

Llongyfarchiadau a hir oes i ti, Erisian! 🙂

George
George
11 months ago

I wonder how people would be behaving if told things were comparable to late October/November of 2020 rather than it not being as bad as last winter? Hopefully everyone going out to club or enclosed space last night was doing a LFT being leaving.

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