It could be “weeks” before there is an announcement on the Covid rules around Christmas, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said.
Welsh ministers and other UK administrations are in talks over a set of agreed rules for the festive period.
Mr Gething said whatever happened the period will “not be like normal”.
“You shouldn’t expect there to be a definitive statement in the next few days or weeks,” he told a press conference.
“We have quite a long way to go, actually, in the course of the pandemic we’ve been dealing with before we get to the Christmas period.”