Non-essential retailers in Wales will be given the green light to reopen tomorrow, the County Times understands.

In his latest review of lockdown measures in the country, First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to announce that all non-essential retail businesses in Wales will be able to open from Monday June 22 – as long as they can comply with the physical distancing duty set out in Welsh law.

It is one of what is expected to be a number of measures announced on Friday to further ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and will move the country into the "amber" zone on the Welsh Government's traffic light system.

The First Minister will also say the Welsh Government will review the requirement to stay local by July 6.

Prof Drakeford had indicated at the last review three weeks ago that non-essential retail could be reopened in tomorrow's announcement, and told businesses to get ready.

And shops in Newtown have been doing just that - as they told the County Times here.