Wales Lockdown Update - March 21
More than 1.2 million people in Wales have already received their first vaccination and over 300,000 people have also completed the two-dose course – we are pleased to say that the latter includes our active Home Instead care staff in Wrexham & Flintshire.
With the vaccination programme progressing well, this has led to the Welsh government setting out their controlled and cautious plan for the country to come out of lockdown.
These are the dates that we know so far:
Monday 22nd March:
- Shops that are currently open i.e supermarkets can lift their restrictions on the sale of non-essential items.
- Garden centres to re-open
Saturday 27th March:
- Stay local requirement is lifted, allowing travel within Wales
- Self-contained holiday accommodation to re-open
- Limited opening of outdoor areas including historic places and gardens
- Libraries to re-open
Another review will be held on 1st April – if conditions allow the following should apply:
Monday 12th April:
- All shops, including non-essential retail, to re-open
- Close contact services to re-open
Following another review on 22nd April, the following services will be considered for re-opening:
- Outdoor attractions
- Outdoor hospitality
- Community centres
- Organised activities (30 outdoors, 15 indoors)
- Meet ups of extended households
Whilst we all look forward to the restrictions lifting, we know that clients who have been shielding will be cautious about a ‘return to normality’. It’s important that the most vulnerable people in our community are not left feeling isolated, whilst everything opens up around them.
We want to reassure you that we will continue to provide the safe, high quality care that you expect from us. We specialise in providing quality companionship visits that can aid the emotional needs of our clients, as well as monitoring other aspects of their health and wellbeing.
We will keep you updated as and when further restrictions are lifted.