An Incident Management Team (IMT) has been convened after an increase of Covid-19 cases in Denbighshire.
The IMT will manage the situation and comprises of Denbighshire County Council, Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Chair of the IMT, Nicola Stubbins, said: “We have been working together to investigate an increased number of linked Covid-19 cases in the county.
“We are aware Covid-19 is still circulating in North Wales and we would like to reassure residents we are working to reduce any further spread.
“This includes additional testing being on offer in the county over the coming days as well as an enhanced Test, Trace and Protect process.
“You can now go for a free Covid-19 test if you have a wider range of symptoms which include flu-like symptoms, not caused by a known condition, muscle ache or pain, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing and generally feeling unwell.
“Anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms should book a PCR test at a test centre immediately and following a positive result, residents should self-isolate and share all relevant information with TTP tracers and advisors.
“We are also reminding those eligible and not showing symptoms to undertake regular lateral flow tests at home, which are free and can be ordered online for home delivery.
“This will help stop the spread of the virus and keep cases down.
“We are reminding the public they have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus and for them to remain vigilant and act cautiously. They can do this by adhering to Welsh Government regulations and by observing social distancing guidelines – that’s staying two metres away from others – and washing hands regularly.
“We are really grateful for the co-operation of our communities at this time.”
Book a PCR test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test order a lateral flow test at www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Current Welsh Government guidance states you must:
- Follow social distancing rules with people you do not live with or who are not in your exclusive extended household
- Wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places
- Only form an extended household with no more than two other households and they should stay the same
- Not meet with anyone other than your extended household indoors
- Not meet with more than five other people in indoor regulated settings, such as cafes, restaurants and pubs
- Meet no more than 29 other people outdoors while maintaining social distancing
- Work from home if you can
- Minimise travel to areas of high prevalence