Responding to the latest Welsh Government Coronavirus Update, Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said:
“Nobody wanted to see the re-introduction of lockdowns at a local level, but unfortunately that is the case we now have in Caerphilly County Borough.
“We know from when we went through during the peak of this virus, that there can be serious consequences for people who catch Coronavirus. Together, Wales did such a fantastic job of containing the spread of the virus, protecting our NHS and saving lives.
“We need to keep that up and continue to adhere to social distancing advice and other guidance.
“The NHS is currently working to bring vital services back on stream, allowing more people to get the treatments and surgeries they need. It is integral the public understands that if we see a surge in Coronavirus cases, we might see more people in a serious condition with the virus needing hospital treatment, but we also might not be able to provide other services people desperately need.
“We also need to remember the herculean efforts of everyone across the NHS, social care and all the key workers who have played a crucial role in saving lives and keeping the nation going during this difficult time.”