As new, more contagious, variants of Covid-19 are identified, the region’s health board, emergency services and local authorities have come together to make a public appeal for everyone to stick to the rules and help stop it spreading.
In a new video released this week https://www.facebook.com/264430120246051/videos/1161407884295432 three people share their personal experiences of the impact of Covid-19 on their lives.
Dr Chris Stockport, Executive Director for Primary Care and Community Services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), said: “If people ignore the rules and just do as they please, the virus will keep spreading. More people of all ages will get sick, putting more pressure on hospitals, ambulance and public services.
“On behalf of the partner organisations in north Wales, I’m urging all residents to keep up their efforts, stick to the rules and help stop the spread.”
The number of cases of Covid-19 is slowly reducing in north Wales, but new variants are circulating and if we do not take extra care, they will continue to spread.
The North Wales Contract Tracing Service is reporting more cases where whole households are now contracting Covid-19, and the Health Board has confirmed that at least 16 people under the age of 40 have needed critical care in north Wales hospitals to date. Covid-19 can affect any age group.
A joint statement by the agencies says: "The message is clear - stick to rules and help stop the spread.
"It is more important than ever that we all stay at home, meet only the people we live with, stay at least two metres away from everyone else, wash our hands regularly, and work from home if we can. Wear a face covering where required, or where you can’t maintain a social distance.
"If you or a member of your household develop symptoms such as a cough, fever or a change in sense of taste or smell, you must self-isolate immediately and book a free test at https://gov.wales/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19 or https://llyw.cymru/cael-prawf-coronafeirws-covid-19