Organisations across North Wales are working together to remind young people of the need for social distancing in the region and to help the fight against covid.

Whilst the vast majority of people across the region adhere to social distancing guidelines, anecdotal evidence shows not all young people are following the message –reflecting concerns raised nationally.

The guidance from Welsh Government for people to adhere to two metre social distancing remains, as does the advice for people to follow hygiene guidelines. From today (Monday), it is mandatory for everyone over 11 years of age to wear face masks in shops.  The Welsh Government has also announced that no more than six people from extended households can meet indoors at any one time (this does not count children aged 10 and under)

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Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council, said: “We’re pleased to be taking part  in this campaign which will run across North Wales. Wrexham and North Wales communities have played their part in trying to stop the spread of Covid-19 but as we gradually gain some of the freedoms we lost during lockdown we really must take extra special care.

“It’s now more important than ever that we continue to social distance. Covid-19 is still with us and we don’t be facing a second wave in the Autumn – now is the time for everyone to play their part.

“There’s evidence across Wales and unfortunately, here in Wrexham that people are not continuing to social distance and we hope that they will now take notice. Our social media messages and contacts with young people and youth organisations can only do so much to encourage everyone to take responsibility for their behaviour and continue to social distance.

“We’re all in this together so we all need to work with each other to try and prevent the covid rates from escalating in Wrexham and North Wales.”

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