Covid-19 briefing note

Things are improving but we have to stay on our guard

The key message for everyone this week is we’re making steady progress with bringing the positive numbers of Covid-19 down in Wrexham but we’re not out of the woods yet.

We’re still worst in Wales and need to keep up all the good work to keep the numbers coming down.

It is more important than ever that we don’t mix with other households, stay at least two metres away from everyone else, wash our hands regularly, and work from home if we can.  Wear a face covering where required, or where you can’t maintain a social distance.

If you or a member of your household develop symptoms such as a cough, fever or a change in sense of taste or smell, you must self-isolate immediately and book a free test at or by calling 119.

People are still falling ill and sadly dying with Covid-19 so let’s keep up the good work to keep Wrexham safe.

Covid-19 variations

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the ‘South African’ variant of Covid-19 and whilst it is a concern there are currently no identified cases in Wrexham. The ‘UK’ variant accounts for 90% and rising of new cases in North Wales.

Please remember the variants identified so far are more transmissible so following all the guidelines should be our top priority.

Vaccination Update

The vaccine roll out continues and good progress is being reported with more than 500,000 vaccinations having been given in Wales and more than 100,000 in North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has started to publish data on vaccination numbers in North Wales on a council-basis on their public website. You can check out the progress of the rollout here: Vaccinations statistics – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (

Please remember if you have had your vaccine you still need to follow all the rules, stay at home, do not mix with other households, pay close attention to hand hygiene and, if you have to go out for any essential reason, keep a 2 metre distance between yourself and others.

80’s and over – The health board has put out a request that anyone who is 80 or over should get in touch with them if they have not yet received their vaccine. If you, a family member, neighbour or friend are in this age group and haven’t yet had the vaccine or an appointment to have the vaccine please call them on 03000 840004.

Only use this number if you are 80 or over. Arrangements for vaccinating other age groups remain the same.

If you have symptoms…

If you have coronavirus symptoms, 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.