Delyn MP asks First Minister to urgently re-asses lockdown measures in Wales

Rob Roberts MP for Delyn has today written to the First Minister asking him to put the needs of families and businesses in ahead of political wrangling and re-asses the lockdown measures in Wales.

Earlier today the Prime Minister set out further changes to lockdown measures in England enabling people to see more of their friends and families, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. 

This move, which was wholeheartedly welcomed by the Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer , includes the re-opening of pubs, restaurants and hairdressers, two households being able to meeting up in any setting with social distancing measures, reopening of accommodation sites, and some leisure facilities being able to reopen from Saturday 4th July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.  Also, where it is not possible to stay two meters apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one meter plus’. 

However, Wales’s current lockdown measures remain in place.

Rob has written:

“It is vital that we take expert advice on this issue, and it is important to note that the changes announced in London today are based on the shared advice given by all the Chief Medical Officers in the UK. Therefore, First Minister, I ask that you urgently review this advice and undertake an immediate re-assessment of lockdown measures in Wales so that families and businesses are not left behind and have the chance to rebuild and recover from the pandemic.  Please afford them the same opportunity as exists in England.  Please support the measures announced by the Prime Minister and graciously supported by your Party Leader.  This is no time for political wrangling to get in the way of helping our country to recover.”

A copy of Rob's letter is attached below.


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