Bridgend seen as a “growing concern” by First Minister Mark Drakeford because there had been a sharp rise in cases in a short space of time. “We have identified a small number of clusters in Bridgend borough, but we are worried the pattern is similar to what we have seen in Rhondda Cynon Taf”.
As of 18:00 tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd September) Bridgend will be under tighter lockdown restrictions. The following restrictions will apply to everyone living in Bridgend, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
• People will not be able to enter or leave those areas except for a limited number of exemptions, such as work.
• Licensed premises like pubs will need to shut by 23:00 every night.
• People will only be able to meet others not in their own household outdoors – meetings with people from their extended households indoors will be banned in the four areas.
• The pub rule will also be extended to Caerphilly county borough, which was put under local restrictions last week.
If you live in one of the six counties affected, the rules mean you cannot visit or leave the areas affected without a “reasonable excuse”.
That can include:
- For work, if you cannot work from home
- For education
- For buying essentials like food or medicine
- To provide or receive emergency assistance
- To meet a legal obligation, and to access or receive public services
- To avoid injury or illness or escape a risk of harm
The lockdown does not affect your access to surgeries for scheduled appointments. It is important that you still attend for your flu vaccination for example and our flu clinics are still available to book in advance. All other clinics are continuing as normal.