Covid-19 briefing note

People in North Wales are being asked to socially distance, get vaccinated, and to isolate and get a test if they show symptoms.

Public Health Wales issued the message yesterday, as parts of North Wales show significant increases in cases (Wrexham now has 54.4 cases per 100k population).

You can now book both your first and second dose appointments online…you don’t have to wait until you’re invited.

Getting vaccinated will provide you with the best protection, and is our best chance of getting our lives back to normal in the long run.

So if you haven’t had both doses yet, don’t hang around…book online.


Vaccination update

Read the latest on the vaccination rollout in North Wales on the local NHS health board website.

Help keep schools safe

If you’re a parent, you can help keep Wrexham schools safe and free from disruption by sticking to the guidelines…

  • Make sure your child has a mask if they need one.
  • Don’t hang about at the school gates.
  • Avoid sharing lifts with other households where possible.
  • Don’t send your child to school if they have symptoms (isolate and get a test).
  • Don’t send them to school if anyone else at home has symptoms (isolate and get a test).

Getting it the wrong can have a huge knock-on effect on other children, families and staff, with whole bubbles having to isolate.

Wear a facemask at the bus station

If you use public transport, please remember to wear a facemask indoors at Wrexham bus station.

Read more…

Please use your facemask at the bus station

Do you work on Wrexham Industrial Estate?

A mobile testing unit on Wrexham Industrial Estate is making it easier for workers to get a Covid-19 test.

The easy-access testing facility offers rapid lateral flow tests at Redwither Business Park every Monday.

Read more…

If you’ve not visited a licenced premises for a while then things may be a little different to what you are used to.

Symptoms? Get a test

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

Read more on the Welsh Government website.

Wider symptoms

You can now get a free test if you have a wider range of symptoms.

As well as the three cardinal signs – fever, a new continuous cough or a loss/change of taste and smell – people can now get a test if they have other symptoms too.

These are:

  • Flu-like symptoms which are not caused by known conditions (such as hay fever), including muscle ache or pain, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing.
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known Covid-19 case.
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test.

Read more on the local health board website.

Useful sources of information