Gwynedd residents urged to follow Covid-19 rules to avoid local restrictions
With local restrictions introduced in four north Wales counties on Thursday (1 October), Gwynedd Council is urging residents to follow Covid-19 rules to the letter to avoid a similar local lockdown.
Over recent days, the number of confirmed cases in Gwynedd has been rising and the Council together with partner organisations are reminding residents of the need to follow all the Covid-19 guidelines to prevent these concerning figures from taking-off.
Local lockdowns are currently in place in the counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham which means that residents are unable to meet individuals from others households indoors. The restrictions also mean that people are not currently allowed to travel in or out of those counties without a valid reason.
Dilwyn Williams, Gwynedd Council Chief Executive said:
“The vast majority of residents have responded positively and responsibly to all Coronavirus guidelines. By doing so, they are playing their part in keeping their friends and families safe and their communities out of lockdown.
“Sadly however, there is growing evidence that others are not playing their part. With cases on the rise we are urging all Gwynedd residents to do the right thing.
“If people do not follow the rules, stricter regulations and a local lockdown will become inevitable sooner rather than later.
“We want to avoid this at all costs, which is why we’re appealing to people to keep to the guidance, to respect and look after each other and to be more careful than ever.
“Earlier this year we all made great sacrifices to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect our families, friends, and the most vulnerable in our communities. I know that we all want to return to life as we once knew it, but it is vital that we don’t undo all of the hard work we’ve achieved.
“We are therefore urging the people of Gwynedd to do the right thing if we are to avoid having to seriously consider the need for local restrictions.”
To help stop the spread of the virus, remember to:
- Always observe social distancing.
- Stay at home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
- If you have symptoms get a test.
- If you are contacted by Test, Trace and Protect team, please follow the advice they provide and self-isolate if required.
- Work from home whenever you can.
- Avoid car-sharing.
- If you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors.
- Wear a mask when indoors in public places.
- Wash your hands regularly.
For the latest Coronavirus advice and guidance in Wales, visit: www.gov.wales/coronavirus