THERE is no timetable for when pubs and restaurants will be able to re-open in Wales.

At the morning's Welsh Government briefing, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans said Wales could not always follow what happens in England.

She said: "Across the UK the governments have been using headroom in different ways."

"There are things happening here which are not happening elsewhere.

"We cannot provide guarantees at the moment because we don't know where we will be.

"We have tried to plan, and then to do.

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Welsh Finance Minister Rebecca Evans

"I can't give you a timetable today, but the work is actively ongoing with the sector."

On Tuesday, the UK Government confirmed that pubs and restaurants could reopen from July 4 as part of the latest easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, as long as they abide by strict safety and distancing measures.

The minister also spoke about support given to businesses in Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

She added: "We have the most generous package of business support anywhere in the UK," said the finance minister.

"It's been long time since people have been able to get out and support the wonderful businesses we have on our high streets.

"We do encourage people to support local business and feel safe when doing so."