Over the coming days, hundreds of additional NHS staff and volunteers will join the vaccination effort in North Wales.
The aim is to offer a booster to every eligible adult by the end of this month – helping to limit the impact of the highly infectious Omicron variant.
It’s a huge undertaking for our health services, who continue to work incredibly hard to keep us safe.
So please – when you get your chance, get your booster.
How to get your booster
If you haven’t been invited for a booster yet, you can now book online or attend a drop in clinic.
Or you might be invited directly by your GP practice or community pharmacy.
If you already have an appointment in December, please keep to it. (DELETE NEXT SENTENCE) And if you have an appointment in January, you’ll be invited to book an earlier appointment during December.
If you’re housebound, there’s no need to contact the NHS. The local health board already has your details and is working as quickly as possible to get to you before the end of December.
“Flow before you go”
The Welsh Government is asking you to “flow before you go”…and take an LFD test before you head out.
So whether you’re going shopping, visiting friends or family, or going to any crowded or busy place, please try and take a test first.
You can order test kits for free on the UK Government website or from selected local pharmacies.
You can also pick them up from:
• Tŷ Pawb
• Wrexham Museum
• Wrexham Library
• Chirk Leisure Centre
• Gwynn Evans Leisure Centre
Wear a mask
Unless you’re exempt, you need to wear a mask in most indoor spaces in Wales – including shops and on public transport.
Schools move to remote learning from Monday (Dec 20)
Schools across Wrexham will switch to remote learning from next Monday (December 20) to help keep everyone safe in the run-up to Christmas.
The decision has been taken following an increase in Covid cases in the county borough and across much of the UK, with many children and young people having to isolate.
There’s also the possibility that keeping schools open next week will mean more people catching the virus and having to isolate over Christmas – which would have a huge effect on many families and local communities.
As a result, the decision has been taken to switch to remote online learning from Monday for the last few days of term.