WALES winger Josh Adams has been suspended for the first two Six Nations matches after being dropped from the squad for breaching coronavirus protocols.

The entire Wales squad was released from camp on Saturday afternoon, but on Sunday January 31, Adams attended a gathering with his immediate family members.

The squad linked back up on Tuesday at the Vale Resort and the breach was immediately raised and acted upon, the WRU said.

The Cardiff Blues winger will now miss Wales' opening fixtures against Ireland in Cardiff on Sunday and Scotland at Murrayfield the following Saturday.

“We are extremely disappointed with the breach and have acted robustly and swiftly to take all appropriate measures,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“All players and management have received detailed briefings and education regarding our protocols, and everyone has a responsibility to abide by the rules.

“On this occasion, Josh has made an error of judgement, he made a mistake and he has shown immediate remorse.

“He was present at a small, immediate family gathering to celebrate a milestone with those close to him but that is against the rules and action had to be taken.”

Adams has apologised for the breach, and he will be re-integrated into the squad after further testing and a "re-education process."

“I would like to apologise unreservedly,” said Adams. “When out of camp, at the weekend, I made an error of judgement. I attended a small gathering of immediate family to celebrate a family milestone.

“It was wrong to do this. I’m aware that everyone needs to follow the rules and being in the public eye I have a responsibility to lead by example and I’ve fallen short on this occasion.

“I’d like to apologise to my teammates and to our supporters for my mistake.”

The Welsh squad have been reminded of their responsibilities. the WRU said.

The latest round of coronavirus testing results, on Wednesday, all returned negative results.