Welsh Government introduce tough new measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus

Written by on 23rd March 2020

Caravan parks, campsites, tourist hot spots and popular beauty spots will be closed to visitors from today.

Following reports some pubs in Wales were flouting the shutdown introduced on Saturday, licenced premises, which continue to trade will risk losing their licence.

The First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “Today, we are taking action to close caravan parks, campsites and some of our most recognisable visitor sites to keep people safe and to reduce the pressure on our NHS.

“My message is simple. Please stay at home and save lives.”

Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton said: “It’s important people continue to stay active but please do this close to home. 

“We need to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus – that means not traveling unless absolutely necessary and avoiding close contact with other people by staying two metres away.

“Everyone should also continue to wash their hands regularly with soap and hot water.”

Everyone is being urged to take extra steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This advice is particularly important for people who are at risk of developing a serious illness of coronavirus – those with an underlying health condition, the over 70s and pregnant women.

• Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.
• Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible.
• Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. 
• Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.
• Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

Further information is available at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-social-distancing-guidance


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