Anglesey residents are being urged to follow Welsh Government guidance as the two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown is introduced from 6.00pm today (Friday, October 23rd).
The Island has seen a sharp increase in positive cases – some 86 during the past seven days alone – with the Island now far exceeding the critical 50 cases per 100,000 threshold. Anglesey currently stands at 122.8 per 100,000.
Anglesey Chief Executive Annwen Morgan said, “The number of positive Coronavirus cases have risen sharply on Anglesey and across Wales in recent days and the firebreak lockdown will help reverse this very worrying trend.”
“For the firebreak to have a positive impact, the people of Anglesey must continue to do the right thing and follow the all-important Welsh Government guidance.”
“Following these restrictions - staying at home and not mixing with family and friends will be tough for all of us but it will help to stop the spread of Coronavirus across Wales. That is what everyone wants and deserves.”
She added, “Council services will be disrupted during the firebreak lockdown, but we remain focussed on providing frontline services for the most vulnerable in our communities during these difficult times.”
Information about County Council services during the firebreak lockdown (Oct 23 – Nov 9) can be found here: www.anglesey.gov.uk/covidfirebreak
The latest Welsh Government FAQs can be found here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions
Council Leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, added, “The latest Coronavirus figures on the Island are undoubtedly a great cause for concern.”
“I would like to thank the people of Anglesey for their efforts during these last few months. But we now face another lockdown and must continue to follow the all-important guidance and show the restraint needed to get us through another tough period.”
“The County Council will continue to work with Medrwn Môn, Menter Môn and other key partners to ensure community support for residents in need during this two-week firebreak lockdown.”
She added, “I would urge you all to follow the guidance in place, stay safe and look after you families, friends and communities.”
The mobile Coronavirus testing unit will remain in Llangefni over the weekend (10am-4pm) but from Monday (October 26th) local residents must book a test either online: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or by phoning 119 before attending.
The mobile testing site will be operated by Mitie on behalf of Deloittes as of Monday. Testing provision will remain at Llangefni for a further two weeks.
The testing centre is located at the County Offices car park in Llangefni and can be accessed via the Llangefni Industrial Estate Road (opposite ATS Euromaster, LL77 7JA).
IMPORTANT: IF YOU GO FOR A TEST, EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD MUST SELF-ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL YOU GET YOUR RESULT.