This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog last week (26.6.20).
Key messages for today
- What does today’s update from PHW mean for Wrexham? We can all continue to feel safe and confident if we keep following official guidance.
- Pubs in England reopen this weekend, but remember that the five-mile rule still applies in Wales…and that pubs this side of the border remain closed for the moment.
What does today’s PHW statement mean for Wrexham?
Today’s update from Public Health Wales (PHW) contains three important messages…
- The team managing the outbreak associated with Rowan Foods has recorded a small increase of six cases since Wednesday (bringing the total to 289 cases).
- There continues to be no evidence the outbreak is factory-based, and the results are what PHW would expect when focused testing takes place.
- We all still have a role to play in preventing the fight against the virus by sticking to guidelines – including social distancing, washing hands regularly, and avoiding car-sharing with people outside our own household.
So what does this mean for Wrexham?
“Safe and confident”
It means we can all continue to feel safe and confident if we keep following official guidance.
Councillor Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, says:
“Whether it’s shopping in the town centre, sending your children back to school or visiting our parks and open spaces…as long as we all stick to the rules and follow government advice, we can all feel safe.
“The situation associated with the factory is being carefully managed by the multi-agency team led by PHW, and only six new cases have been recorded since Wednesday.
“The huge amount of knowledge and expertise available is ensuring a measured and scientific approach, and that should provide people in Wrexham with a lot of reassurance.
“However, PHW rightly reminds us that we all still have a role to play in the fight against coronavirus. It’s not over yet.
“But if we all keep working together by sticking to the rules, we can continue to feel safe and confident in our county borough.”
Reopening of pubs in England – please remember the five-mile rule
Pubs in England reopen this weekend, but remember…the rules in Wales are different.
Although the five-mile rule is expected to change soon, it remains in force this weekend. So if you live in Wales, you shouldn’t travel more than five miles for non-essential purposes (which includes heading over the border to go to the pub).
Pubs in Wales remain closed for the moment.
Henblas Street toilets reopen
Earlier this week, we reopened the toilets in Henblas Street to support the return of non-essential shopping in Wrexham town centre
Click and collect at Wrexham Library
We’re also piloting a new click and collect service at Wrexham Library…to help you get your hands on your favourite books.
Tŷ Pawb’s market and food hall reopen
Tŷ Pawb’s market court and food hall are now open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, with selected food court traders offering take-away until 6pm.
— Wrexham Council (@wrexhamcbc) July 3, 2020
Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19
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