- February 19, 2021
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Latest News
The Welsh Government has published an update to its Coronavirus Control Plan.
The link below will take you to the updated Plan where you can read it in full.
Coronavirus Control Plan: Alert Levels in Wales- Coming out of lockdown
We are now at a critical stage where the pressure on the NHS is easing, and the Welsh Government’s vaccination programme is gathering pace. We do not want to put this at risk by easing restrictions too early, particularly with the higher risks associated with the variants and mutations of concern. With vaccinations over the next two to three months likely to protect the vast majority of those at most risk of hospitalisation and death, we need to take careful steps until then to avoid a rapid resurgence of the virus.
In this update to the alert levels framework, the Welsh Government sets out its current understanding of the impact of new variants. They describe how their systems are rising to the challenge to mitigate these effects; from their highly effective Test Trace Protect (TTP) service, to their unprecedented vaccination programme. They then set out the cautious, education first, approach to coming out of lockdown they will take, to ensure the vaccination programme can continue at pace and help protect those most at risk.