Eluned Morgan – 2021 Comments on Keeping Wales Safe

The comments made by Eluned Morgan, the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, on 21 June 2021.

As we move into the summer months, now is not the time to be complacent. Coronavirus has not disappeared, and the transmission of the Delta variant reminds us just how quickly it can spread.

Our fight against this virus depends on the actions we all take together and we need to keep doing all those things which have helped keep us, our families and Wales safe. We all must ensure that we continue to follow the guidelines on social distancing, washing our hands, wearing face coverings, and limiting our contact with people indoors to keep Wales safe and keep transmission as low as possible. We must also try to meet people outdoors if we can, and to keep indoor spaces well-ventilated.

Testing is especially important as new variants emerge to help identify positive cases and manage outbreaks more effectively. I would like to remind anyone who has symptoms – even if they are mild – to follow the self-isolation guidelines and to arrange a PCR test.

If we all take responsibility and keep the guidelines at the front of our minds, we will have the best chance of getting back to doing the things we miss most.