It’s been just over a week since Wales’ lockdown rules saw some small changes.
First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that Wales was continuing with lockdown, but some rules were being eased.
For example, we could now go to garden centres. We could also exercise more than once a day.
But other than that, Wales was still under lockdown and social distancing rules still applied.
However, Boris Johnson relaxed rules further in England.
From Wednesday last week, people in England who can’t work from home were “actively encouraged” to return to work – leading to questions around public transport.
In addition, people were told they were allowed to drive to destinations to take exercise, although the Prime Minister told people to “stay alert”.
Before the weekend, people in England were told not to drive to Wales.
This is how this weekend in Wales played out:
Confusion around new fishing rules
It was confirmed mid-week that angling in Wales was allowed under current regulations. But there were some rules to go with it, read those here.
But a group of people were turned away by police while fishing in west Wales.
Seven people were ordered to leave Cledlyn Lake Fishery in Ceredigion on Friday after officers noticed a handful of cars parked up. Officers ran checks to see if the people were local, before instructing them to leave the fishery.
It follows on from Mark Collins, the Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police, saying on BBC Radio Wales on Thursday that you could not drive to go fishing.
Despite that, there has been plenty of confusion over driving regulations for angling.
Advice from Angling Cymru initially said you could drive locally, before being amended on Friday to fall into line with guidelines set out by the Welsh Government and National Resource Wales.
This is despite people returning to play golf and, in some cases, driving to the course.
The protests that never were
At the start of the week, a number of protest posters appeared online.
There were apparently demonstrations planned for Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, along with other cities around the UK.
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And while London, Manchester and Liverpool saw crowds turning up to protest lockdown measures, Wales was another story altogether.
It’s understood that nobody turned up in Newport or Swansea. And only two people arrived at the protest in Cardiff, and they came from Bristol.
Family from Birmingham fined and sent home after they were caught climbing Pen y Fan
Just because lockdown measures in England were relaxed, it seems some people over the border assumed the same was true for Wales.
Unfortunately for one family who travelled from Birmingham, they were caught climbing Pen y Fan before being fined and sent home.
Officers from the Brecon Roads Policing Unit saw the family walking down the mountain on a closed footpath in the national park.
More people sent home to England
In North Wales, day-trippers were sent packing after travelling more than 100 miles to Barmouth.
Four people who had come for a day trip to Barmouth from Walsall were stopped and sent home.
On the same day, officers stopped four more people who had travelled from Liverpool to enjoy a day at the beach.
Police also stopped another man from the West Midlands, who told officers that he had come to do some work on his second home. He was reported for breaching the rules and sent home.
Officers from Gwent Police were patrolling the Severn Bridge on Saturday, ready to turn back people without valid reasons for travelling into Wales.
They tweeted that they were doing “Covid patrols at the gateway to Wales”.
100-mile trip to walk the dog – with cannabis and no car insurance
Two people who flouted lockdown rules to make a 100-mile trip to Wales to walk their dog were also allegedly caught with cannabis by police.
Officers from Dyfed-Powys Police were called to reports of a vehicle at Borth beach belonging to people from outside the area.
The vehicle had travelled around 100 miles from the Midlands to get to the Welsh beauty spot, and the people in the car told officers they had come to walk their dog for the day.
Police later found the driver had no licence and no insurance, and while seizing the vehicle, officers found cannabis too.
This is how other parts of Wales looked this weekend:
Cars travel along the M4 near Newport:
Cars parked in the Chepstow Castle car park:
Cars parked on the road near Keepers Pond, Blaenavon
New social distancing measures have been introduced in Caste Street, Cardiff, to allow cyclists and pedestrians to use the inside traffic lane
Cardiff Crown court’s new social distancing measures:
People exercising in Cardiff Bay:
Barry Island was quiet a week after new lockdown rules:
It was even quiet on the promenade:
Today it was revealed that the Government is to put another £84million into the hunt for a vaccine.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced the new money at the daily briefing from Downing Street on Sunday afternoon.
He said part of the money would go towards the two ongoing front-running trials being carried out by Oxford University and Imperial College London.
But he said that while the Government had now invested more than £250million in the hunt for a vaccine – one may never be found.
He said the money would also be used to mass produce any successful vaccine – with Astra Zeneca ready to work with Oxford University to produce 30million doses by September and 100million in total.