The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford has published a framework to help lead Wales out of COVID-19 lockdown.
The framework has three pillars;
- Measures and evidence on which the infection level and transmission rates will be judged - Factors considered include a sustained decrease in key metrics, evidence that the health service will cope, assurances on PPE, and international comparisons.
- Principles by which they will examine proposed measures to ease restrictions (based on scientific evidence and economy/social impacts) - Options for lifting lockdown will be considered on their ability to provide evidence as to the extent their adoption will have a negative effect on containing the virus, its ability to be enforced or withdrawn if necessary, and it’s economic/social benefit.
- A plan for enhancing public health surveillance and response system to track cases.