In Wales, the term “firebreak” has been used to describe a circuit breaker lockdown. A firebreak involves a strict set of restrictions for a fixed period of time, for example, two weeks. This is to help slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in local communities and bring the number of cases down.

A firebreak lockdown was introduced in Wales only on Friday 23 October 2020 (from 6pm) for two weeks. Restrictions were eased on Monday 9 November 2020 and replaced with national restrictions. 

Firebreak should be lower case and one word.