All caravan parks, campsites and national parks in Wales are to be closed today after a weekend in which thousands of people headed for the great outdoors in spite of Government calls to stay at home.

The Welsh Government made the announcement on Twitter, saying: "From today, all caravan parks, campsites, national parks and other tourism hotspots will be closed to visitors.

"We’re taking this tough action to stop the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

"Stay home."

There has been pressure on the Government to take action after pictures and video showed thousands of people heading into the Welsh countryside.

Powys Council was among those urging people to stay away until the pandemic is "under control", and Pen-y-Fan in Breconshire was among the areas to be inundated with visitors.

In doing so they ignored government advice of social distancing or staying indoors and created the fear that rural NHS services will not be able to cope with the increase of population.