Here’s a summary of the latest Covid-19 information affecting Wrexham…
(But if you haven’t got time to read it, it basically boils down to this – get vaccinated.)
Covid pass for events and nightclubs
Welsh Government has announced today that people will need a Covid pass to enter nightclubs and events in Wales from next month.
The measure is being introduced to help control the spread of the virus, as cases are very high in Wales at the moment.
Read more on the Welsh Government website.
If you’re offered the jab, please take it.
Vaccination is our best chance of staying safe and living a more normal life.
If you’ve already been offered the jab but didn’t take it up, it’s never too late to reconsider.
Booking a first or second dose appointment is easier than ever ????????????
Boosters for people aged 50 and over
Earlier this week, the JCVI recommended a booster jab for people aged 50 and over.
The booster should be given at least six months after a person’s second dose.
A booster has also been recommended for people living in care homes for older adults, as well as frontline health and social care workers.
It’s also been recommended for those aged 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions, and adult household contacts of people who are immunosuppressed.
If you’re eligible, you don’t need to book a booster appointment – you’ll be contacted when it’s your turn.
Read more on the local health board website.
Single dose for 12 to 15 year olds
Welsh Government has also confirmed that young people aged 12 to 15 will be offered one dose of Pfizer.
As well as providing marginal health benefit, this will help reduce the spread of the virus and minimise further disruption to education and communities.
The local health board will begin vaccinating this age group on Monday, October 4, and will be writing to parents with more info.
Parents and carers will need to provide consent.
Mobile testing unit in Johnstown
A mobile testing unit has returned to Johnstown to make it easier for people living in the south of the county borough to get a Covid-19 test.
The easy-access testing facility is offering PCR tests at Johnstown Community Centre between 9:30am and 5pm every Monday until further notice.
Help keep Covid away from schools
By sticking to the following guidance from Welsh Government, you can help keep Covid away from our classrooms this autumn…
- If your child has any symptoms, however mild, keep them at home and get a test.
- No symptoms? Make sure they take a rapid lateral flow test twice-a-week and report all the results.
- Follow the school rules on face coverings. Secondary pupils (Year 7 and above) will need to wear them on school transport.
- Get the vaccine if it’s offered to you or your child.
- Wash hands regularly.
Don’t ignore contact tracers
People are being reminded to answer phone-calls from contact tracers and follow the advice they’re given.
Wrexham’s TTP service says a small number of people who ignore calls and advice might be putting others at risk.