THE next steps of the coronavirus plan in Wales will be revealed later today.

First Minister Mark Drakeford MS is set to outline the latest outcome of the three-weekly review of regulations and rules over the nation as the fight against COVID-19 continues.

The nation’s Labour leader will be delivering a press conference this Friday at lunchtime.

We anticipate news from Mr Drakeford – having discussed things over with his cabinet – about the potential plans for so-called vaccine passports in Wales.

He has previously said Welsh Government has “no plans” to introduce mandatory vaccination certificates for venues such as nightclubs – but this remained under review until today.

It has been reported that people in Scotland will need proof they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter nightclubs and many other large events from October.

Meanwhile, a UK Government U-turn by Boris Johnson’s cabinet on the matter scrapped the need for such proof. However, there is a ‘plan B’ in place for winter if pressures on the NHS become insurmountable.

This has all sparked questions for Wales, and if Drakeford will follow suit with either PM Johnson or Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The NHS pressures are also likely to be discussed in today’s briefing too.

This time last week, September 10, Mr Drakeford said he expected to see in the coming weeks 100 people a day needing hospital treatment having fallen seriously ill with COVID-19.

He said the peak of the third wave of the Delta variant would come before the end of September and urged people to get vaccinated as that was the best way to avoid serious illness.

Mr Drakeford will address the nation this lunchtime at 12pm.