Denbighshire residents are being reminded to follow Covid-19 guidance to help prevent further spread of the virus.

With concerns surrounding the spread of the Delta variant, Denbighshire County Council is asking residents to do their part.

This includes following current Welsh Government guidance:

  • 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, including in private gardens, public spaces and regulated premises, while maintaining social distancing.
  • Work from home if you can.
  • Minimise travel to areas of high prevalence.
  • You must self-isolate immediately if you, or anyone in your home, is showing any Covid-19 symptoms and go for a test as soon as possible.

Cllr Mark Young, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “While the number of coronavirus cases in Denbighshire remains low, it is vital we all follow the guidance to ensure we prevent any potential outbreaks.

“This includes booking a test immediately if you develop any Covid-19 symptoms and following a positive test, residents should share all relevant information with TTP tracers and advisors. Keeping information from them could endanger the health of your friends, family and the wider community.

“Residents are reminded to follow and observe social distancing and wash hands regularly and when meeting people indoors keep windows and doors open to help bring in the fresh air. The vaccine rollout is continuing and I would encourage all those who have the opportunity to get their vaccine to do so.

“Residents have made huge sacrifices during the pandemic and this has helped protect our communities and keep our friends and family safe and on behalf of the Council I would like to thank them all.”

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 conditions such may be hay fever, including 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.

You can find the latest guidance from Welsh Government at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and you can book a test at http://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, and for further information on the wider range of symptoms visit https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/test-trace-protect/testing-broader-covid-19-symptoms/