Covid-19 briefing note

This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog on 31.07.20.

Key messages for this week

  • As the town centre, pubs and restaurants continue to re-open please enjoy but enjoy responsibly, we will take action where legal restrictions are being broken to protect the health of residents and employees
  • We’re continuing to re-open services
  • Birth Registrations
  • Please remember to continue to follow all the guidelines to Keep Wrexham Safe

But first – a thank you from the Leader and Chief Executive….

“Once again we’re delighted to offer our huge thanks to everyone in Wrexham for their continued support of the efforts that are going into re-opening our services.

The amount of risk assessments that are being undertaken is incredibly high but absolutely essential if we are to continue to keep our staff and customers staff and credit must also go to our staff who are undertaking this mammoth task.

Life will remain very different for some time to come and we must all continue to be vigilant to the ever present of Covid-19 if we wish to Keep Wrexham Safe.

The successful outcome to the easy access testing centres at Caia Park and Hightown last week shown 11 people out of almost 1400 tested were found to have Covid-19 and they have now gone through the Test, Trace and Protect system and people are now self-isolating where necessary.

It was an excellent result and we continue to liaise with Public Health Wales (PHW) and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to monitor what’s going on in Wrexham and we are ready to take any further action quickly should it become necessary.

Thank you all: Ian Bancroft, Chief Execuctive, Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council.

We’re continuing to re-open services

This week saw the re-opening of Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives and Caffi Cyfle at Alyn Waters Country Park. We’re now working on leisure facilities opening from August 17 and various other services and we’ll bring you news of these as soon as we have confirmed dates.

Across the county borough pubs re-opened their doors to customers for the first time since March and we’re pleased that the majority are taking precautions to keep everyone safe.

Sadly, following the opening of drinking establishments to their beer gardens, two failed to comply, even after a warning. They have now been issued with non-compliance notices and our Licensing department will keep a regular check on these and all similar establishments to ensure they take all the necessary precautions.

Birth Registrations

The Registration Service recommenced registration of births last Monday, August 3, for babies born in Ysbyty Maelor, Wrecsam.

To keep customers and staff safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to use our limited resources in the best way possible, we have made changes to the service.

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Please remember to follow all the safety guidelines

As we gradually unlock our services and support traders and businesses with their re-openings we’re asking you all to remember that there are still guidelines in place that need to be followed if we want to Keep Wrexham Safe and avoid any return to a lockdown situation.

It’s vitally important we all:

  • Clean our hands regularly with either soap and water or sanitiser.
  • Keep our hands away from our faces
  • Stay socially distanced (2 metres) from anyone who is not in our household
  • Wear a face covering when required to do so (taxis and some public transport)

Stay up to date with the latest Welsh Government and Public Health Wales advice.

In case you missed it…

Here’s some of the important articles we’ve published this week in case you missed them:

Wrexham Museum and Archives has now re-opened

Wrexham Museum will open again to visitors on Monday August 3 from 11am-4pm

It’s been a long wait, but finally, after over four months of lockdown, they are now able to reopen and welcome locals and visitors to Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives!

A few changes have been introduced to help ensure that everyone feels safe so you can relax and enjoy your visit to Wrexham Museum.

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Free car parking in the town centre

A reminder that you can still park for free in all Council run town centre car parks. It will remain free until the end of September.

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Click and Collect now available on High Street

We’ve made 4 free Click and Collect dedicated parking spaces on High Street to help support our market traders.

So far several traders have provided their contact details so you can simply pre-order and collect from them.

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Latest figures on PHW dashboard

You can keep track of the latest Covid-19 figures for Wales via the online dashboard provided by Public Health Wales (PHW).

It provides a useful summary of data, including the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in each area.

You can read the latest update from PHW on its website…

Garden waste collection charges will apply from August 31

You can now make a card payment over the phone if you want to continue to have your green garden waste bin emptied from August 31. To do so, please call the contact centre on 01978 298989.

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Play Day – an outstanding but different event

Every year our play team works with organisations across Wrexham and other council departments to put on Play Day.

This year, the team were determined not to let the restrictions get in their way of providing our children with an excellent event and turned to modern technology to help out.

If you follow our social media pages you will have noticed they were taken over by Play Day, there were videos, songs, stories, things to do and lots, too many to mention, took part.

The results were incredible and analysis of the stats shows that they reached 4 million people!

  • 51 films were uploaded onto YouTube and our social media channels
  • 843 views of the films on YouTube (this doesn’t include the number of views on Facebook and Twitter directly) (06.08.20)
  • 1670 clicks onto the content
  • 4m reach

The posts are still being shared and videos being viewed so this figure is only set to incease.

Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19

Latest information on the virus and what people should do about it is provided by: