Denbighshire County Council is urging residents to remain vigilant and follow current Covid-19 guidelines following recent clusters of infections in the county.

An Incident Management Team (IMT) has managed the situation, comprising of Denbighshire County Council, Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Following the IMT meeting today it has been established two linked cases were recorded over last weekend with no further declared since, bringing the total cases in this incident to 33.

The IMT for this incident has now been closed, however usual control measures are still in place for managing other cases, clusters or outbreaks.

This includes the option to re-instate an IMT to manage specific incidents.

Chair of the IMT, Nicola Stubbins, said: “We are asking everyone to continue to remain vigilant against the spread of Covid-19.This includes not attending gatherings that contravene Welsh Government guidelines, to practice social distancing and those who have been asked to, must self-isolate for the full period.

“We also urge businesses to continue to enforce guidelines and ensure social distancing as well as rigorous track and trace procedures.

“Anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms should book a PCR test at a test centre immediately and following a positive result, should self-isolate and share all relevant information with Test Trace Protect advisors.

“We also encourage 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.

“We know this has been a very difficult time and we would like to thank all our communities and residents in Denbighshire for their co-operation and their efforts to follow the guidelines.”

You can now go for a PCR 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.

An additional mobile testing unit is operating at Caledfryn, Denbigh until Tuesday June 29, while testing centres are also operating in Rhyl, Quay Street Car Park. Booking is required at these sites.

HWB Dinbych is operating a Covid Support Hub offering collection of free lateral flow tests.

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

You can book a PCR test by telephone on 119 between 7am and 11pm (calls are free).

You can pick up free lateral flow tests from HWB Dinbych, Smithfield Road, Denbigh, LL16 3RG from Tuesdays 8.30am – 1pm; Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm; Thursdays 8.30am – 1pm and Fridays 8.30am – 1pm.

You can also pick up free lateral flow tests from Rhyl, Quay Street Carpark LL18 1NS, between 8am and 1pm, seven days a week.

It is also quick and easy to book a first or second dose vaccination appointment at a convenient date, time and location using Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s online booking service https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination-online-booking

Vaccination clinics are being held in locations across North Wales and new appointment slots are being added on a regular basis.