Mark Drakeford – 2021 Statement on Covid-19

The statement made by Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister, on 4 June 2021.

I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low. The emergence of the delta variant shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults.

We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events.