We ask the public to continue to be cautious

Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, responds to the three-week review of Coronavirus restrictions in Wales.

6 August 2021

In response to the Welsh Government's easing of Coronavirus restrictions, Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, said:

“It’s really positive news that the success of the vaccination programme in Wales means restrictions can be eased further, but we must remember that Coronavirus has not gone away. We urge all adults not yet fully vaccinated to ensure you receive both doses to protect yourself and others from the virus and cooperate with Test Trace Protect teams when required.

“The NHS is still under extreme pressure, so we ask the public to please continue to exercise caution as we all enjoy further freedoms. Only call an ambulance or visit your A&E in an emergency, and please use the NHS 111 website or your local pharmacy where possible, in the first instance. This will mean we can continue to provide care to those who need it most.

“We want to thank health and care staff for their dedication and hard work in continuing to support patients and vulnerable people in communities during the most difficult time in the NHS’s history.”