Responding to the latest review of restrictions in Wales, Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said:
"It’s right to remain cautious at this critical juncture in the pandemic and it’s vital that we all have both doses of the vaccine to protect ourselves and our families.
“Whilst the number of Covid patients in hospitals remains low, the NHS is experiencing incredibly high levels of demand across the service, particularly in emergency care and GP practices. We ask the public to please use services responsibly by only accessing emergency services in life-threatening situations and using NHS 111 services as a first port of call for non-emergency care.
“Delivery of the vaccination programme in Wales has been phenomenal and couldn’t have been done without the hard work and commitment of staff, as well as the willingness of the Welsh public to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.
“The rise in cases of the Delta variant in Wales means it’s more important than ever that we vaccinate as many people as possible so we can maximise the protection this offers. If you haven’t yet had your first dose it’s not too late to come forward and get in touch with your local Health Board. It’s equally as important to come forward for your second dose when invited, to complete the course.”