As we approach the weekend there’s some really good news as we complete the move to Alert Level Zero effective from 6am tomorrow morning (07.08.21). This means:
- The removal of legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events
- All businesses and premises can open, including nightclubs
- People should still work from home wherever possible
- Face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises. This will be kept under review.
- Fully vaccinated adults, under 18’s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.
Some important restrictions remain in place and we all need to remember that although the number of positive cases, hospitalisation and deaths appears to be falling or levelling out Covid-19 is present in every community here in Wrexham and we still need to be cautious.
- There will be flexibility around social distancing and businesses and organisations must continue to have in place appropriate Risk Assessments
- Face masks remain a requirement if you are using public transport using – taxis, buses or trains so don’t forget to take one with you whenever you are out and about.
Libraries and Community Resource Centres
For now the current Covid-19 measures will stay in place at all our libraries and community resource centres to allow staff to take a look at the new guidance and see how they can be unlocked safely for customer and community use.
Thanks to everyone who has come forward and accepted the vaccinate we’ve made huge progress in Wrexham and the number of people receiving their first and second doses continues to rise along with numbers across North Wales.
— Betsi Cadwaladr (@BetsiCadwaladr) August 4, 2021
If you haven’t had your first or second dose please make an appointment as soon as possible so make sure you can have the booster in time for the winter months.
You can book an appointment here or just drop into the Catrin Finch Centre at Glyndŵr University.
Latest on vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds
In line with the other national administrations in the UK, the Welsh Government has welcomed the latest JCVI advice and thanked them for their expertise and considered judgement on such important issues.
We will will support the NHS with any arrangements needed to offer the vaccination to all 16 and 17 year olds as soon as possible in line with the JCVI advice.
Advice for those who are undecided about the COVID-19 vaccine
If you have any concerns about receiving the vaccine, please book an appointment online, or attend one of the vaccination walk in sessions. Staff will take the time to discuss any concerns you have, so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead.
You can also find trusted, up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine on the Public Health Wales website.
If you have symptoms you must still isolate
In order to ensure we keep our communities safe it’s still important to self-isolate if you have symptoms and to book a PCR test. You can do this online.
“Huge thank you to everyone who has had the vaccine”
Cllr David A Bithell, Deputy Leader, said: “We’ve made a lot of progress in the past few months and the moving to Alert Level Zero would not have happened without the tremendous support of everyone in Wales and of course here in Wrexham.
“The vaccine programme continues to be a success and without everyone’s cooperation we could be in a very different situation now so a huge thank you to everyone who has had the vaccine.
“The journey has not been without its losses though and we must all remember that there many whose lives were lost to Covid-19 and their families and friends still mourn their loss.
“We should all remain cautious as we go about our daily lives to ensure we remain in the position we now find ourselves in.”