Four North Wales Counties Going Into Lockdown From 6pm Thursday

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The coast of Denbighshire and Conwy. Photo: Clwyd News The coast of Denbighshire and Conwy. Photo: Clwyd News

Four more counties face lockdown restrictionsas as a precaution against a rise in cases in North Wales the Health Minister has announced.
The new measure for Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham will come into effect from 6pm on Thursday 1 October.


People will not be allowed to enter or leave these areas without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education, and they will not be able to form, or be in, extended households.
Meeting friends or families from other housholds will only be allowed outside.
There is no change to the 10pm curfew on sales of alcohol or for the closing time for pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Everyone over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public areas.
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, said:
“Unfortunately, we have seen a rise in coronavirus cases in four North Wales local authority areas in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and Conwy.
"These are largely linked to people socialising indoors and are the pattern of transmission similar to what we have seen in South Wales.
“We have worked closely with local authority leaders and the police in North Wales and we all agree about the need to take swift action to control and the spread of the virus.
“Large parts of Wales will now be subject to local restrictions but I want to be clear this is not a national lockdown.
"These are a series of local restrictions to respond to rises in cases in individual areas.
“It’s always difficult to make the decision to impose restrictions but we hope that these measures will make a positive difference just as we have seen in Caerphilly and Newport, where local residents have pulled together and followed the rules.
“It is important we all work together and support each other. This isn’t just about protecting ourselves, it’s about protecting each other.”

Last modified onTuesday, 29 September 2020 20:00

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