Mark Tami, Labour MP for Alyn & Deeside, has released the following statement:
“I am disappointed that it has been necessary to place Flintshire into a local lockdown. I had sincerely hoped that this would not happen and I know that this will be a significant blow to families and small businesses in our area.
“The number of cases in Flintshire has been increasing quickly in the last fortnight which has been a cause of concern. Whilst nobody wants a local lockdown, it’s clear that it’s necessary to save lives in Alyn & Deeside. This is and must remain our primary aim.
“It is now vital that everyone takes the measures announced by the Welsh Government seriously, and sticks to both the letter and the spirit of them. We all want to get out of local lockdown as quickly as possible, and to do that we all need to play our part. The more compliance with the regulations, the faster the case numbers come down, and the quicker this ends.
“I will be speaking to the health board, the Welsh Government and the UK Government to ensure that people needing healthcare are able to access it without delay, that there is support for local businesses affected by this change, and that clear guidance is available to people who have been shielding”
More details can be found on what the local lockdown in Flintshire means for you at https://gov.wales/flintshire-county-council-lockdown-frequently-asked-questions