Covid-19 briefing note

Many of us will be looking forward to blowing off the cobwebs and getting out in the fresh air this Easter weekend.

Anyone who lives in Wales can now travel anywhere within Wales, and after months of strict lockdown, it’s good to have something positive to focus on.

Getting out in the fresh air can be good for your mental and physical health, and you can meet with up to six people from two households outdoors to socialise.

But try to avoid crowded places. Take sensible precautions and don’t mix with other households indoors.

Enjoy the sunshine, blow off the cobwebs…but stay safe.

You can check current restrictions on the Welsh Government website.

Stay safe this Easter

Coronavirus levels where you live

Wrexham as a whole is now seventeenth in Wales (and the lowest in North Wales), with 20.6 cases per 100k population on a seven-day rolling basis.

If you want to check the figures where you live, visit the Public Health Wales data dashboard and click on the ‘MSOA’ tab.

Vaccination update

More than 100,000 North Wales residents have been fully vaccinated, with a further 316,887 people receiving a first dose.

As reported last week, delay to the UK’s vaccine supply means health boards will receive less doses than originally planned for during April.

But despite the interruption to supplies, North Wales is still on target to offer a first dose to Priority Groups 1-9 by April 19, and to the rest of the population by the end of July (subject to no further interruption).

This week, the local health board continues to focus on providing vaccination to the following groups:

  • People aged 65-69 years (Priority Group 5).
  • People aged 16-64 years with underlying health conditions (Priority Group 6).
  • People aged 60-64 years (Priority Group 7).
  • People aged 55-59 years (Priority Group 8).
  • People aged 50-54 years (Priority Group 9).
  • Second doses to those who have received their first vaccination up to 12 weeks ago.
  • People in Priority Groups 1-4 who were not able to take up an appointment when they were originally invited.

If you’re in Priority Groups 6-9 and you haven’t been called yet, please don’t contact your GP or the Vaccination Contact Centre.

You’ll be contacted when it’s your turn, and it won’t be much longer now.

You can read more about the vaccination programme in North Wales on the local NHS health board website.

Have symptoms or identified as a ‘contact’?

If you have coronavirus symptoms – or you’re identified as a ‘contact’ by the Track, Trace and Protect service – please make sure you self-isolate and get a test.

It could be the most important thing you ever do.

Read more on the Welsh Government website.

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