What’s the situation in Wrexham this week?
We bring you positive news this week as our cases of Covid-19 continues to fall. But we’re not there yet.
The main cause of the spread of the disease continues to be household transmission which is why the restriction to not mix with any other household is still in place. It’s important and we all need to continue to do this for some time yet.
Foundation Phase pupils began their return to the classroom today (26.02.21) and if the Covid numbers continue to fall other pupils should return on March 15 and we’ll keep you informed of what’s planned.
- If you’re the parent or carer of a Foundation Phase pupil you must wear a mask when dropping children off and picking them up.
- You shouldn’t be chatting or hanging about the school grounds or gates and should always stay 2m away from anyone not in your household bubble.
- School bubbles are for schools only, children should not be mixing outside of school.
- You should not send your child to school if they are unwell.
- Please continue to work from home when children return to school.
The vaccination programme continues to roll out in Wrexham and progress is excellent. The Health Minister announced on Wednesday that the aim is to vaccinate all eligible adults by 31 July.
At this moment Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) are sending out invitations to all those 65 years and over (priority group 5), followed by adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (priority group 6). People are being invited to vaccination centres and GP practices to receive their vaccine in order of the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
It’s been lovely to see all your messages as you or your family receive your vaccines.
Thanks to our amazing teams, we’re quickly moving through priority groups.
Today we can confirm we’ll offer the vaccine to all eligible adults in Wales by 31 July, if supply allows 👇
— Welsh Government #StayHome🏠 (@WelshGovernment) February 24, 2021
Vaccination appointments – do’s and don’ts
A lot of people are working hard to deliver the programme in Wrexham. Here are some things you can do to help.
- Don’t phone the NHS or your GP to ask for a vaccination appointment (unless you’ve been advised to). When it’s your turn, they’ll contact you.
- Many of us don’t answer our phones if we don’t recognise the number. However, if you’re in one of the groups currently being vaccinated, the NHS might call you if a short notice appointment becomes available.
- If you receive an invitation for an appointment, but don’t want to be vaccinated, please let the NHS know so it can be offered to someone else.
- When you attend your appointment, stick to social distancing, don’t arrive early and bring a face mask. You should also bring photo ID.
Don’t fall for a Covid-19 vaccination scam
There are people out there who might try to scam you with fake vaccination emails or bogus calls.
Remember…you’ll never be asked to ‘sign up’ or pay to be vaccinated, or asked to give your bank details or passwords.
When it’s your turn, you’ll be contacted by the NHS or your GP.
Keep your guard up
Act as if you – and everyone you meet – might have Covid-19.
Stick to the current restrictions in Wales and:
- Don’t mix with people from other households – and up to four people from two different households will be allowed to exercise outdoors together.
- Don’t travel except for essential purposes…such as work, health reasons or caring duties.
- As the weather improves it’s important we all take exercise but please walk and do not drive in order to exercise. Our car parks in country parks remain closed to visitors.
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.
Useful sources of information
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board website – vaccination updates (North Wales)
- Welsh Government website – Alert Level 4 restrictions FAQs
- Public Health Wales website – daily statement