Anglesey Council has today (Sunday, March 22) contacted local Tourism and Hospitality Providers urging them to close their premises to help protect public health.
The move follows yesterday’s call from Council Leader, Cllr Llinos Medi, urging tourists and visitors to stay away from the Island until the Coronavirus crisis is over.
An email has been sent to more than 400 businesses on behalf of Economic Development portfolio holder, Cllr Carwyn Jones. His message states: ‘We all have an important role to play in the current Coronavirus crisis in protecting our own health and that of the Island’s residents and communities.
‘I urge you to play your part in stopping the spread of this virus by closing your visitor accommodation provision. This will ensure as many people as possible adhere to UK and Welsh Government, and Public Health Wales, guidance to promote social isolation and minimise non-essential travel.
This is a tough but essential message, which must be acted upon. You must stop visitors coming to your site with immediate effect.’
The increase in visitors will put an immense extra strain on essential public services, including the local Hospitals and our wider NHS.
He concludes by adding, ‘I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to contain the spread of Coronavirus here on Anglesey, and once this is over, we look forward to working closely with you on welcoming all our visitors back.’
UK and Welsh Government, and Public Health Wales, guidance in respect of social isolation and minimising all but non-essential travel must be followed by everyone.
Updates about Council services during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found on our website www.anglesey.gov.uk/coronavirus