A last look at North Wales' empty streets before lockdown restrictions are eased

As of next Monday, June 22, however, all non-essential businesses in Wales will be able to open if they can take all reasonable measures to comply with the physical distancing duty in Welsh law, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. A peculiar sight at this time of year, Y Maes is normally packed during the spring and summer months with people from all over the world who've come to experience the town's rich cultural and historical heritage. A university city, Bangor's high street is normally flooded with both students and residents alike which makes these recent scenes particularly eerie. The contrast between Abersoch here and the scenes in Dover a few weeks ago illustrates the different approaches of the Welsh Government and the one in Westminster. Though FM Drakeford's announcement will undoubtedly be welcomed by local business owners; restaurants, bars and pubs will continue to struggle for the time being.