Police and Crime Commissioner calls for residents to stay home and save lives

“Stay home. Save lives”. That’s the message from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, who is reinforcing the need for local people to stick to Welsh Government’s Covid-19 firebreak restrictions.

Residents should stay home as much as possible, travel only when necessary, and avoid gathering with others until restrictions in Wales ease on Monday 9 November.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “We are in the middle of a healthcare crisis. Cases of Covid-19 in the community are rising. People are dying.

“The Welsh Government’s guidelines for the next week are very clear. Stay home as much as you can, travel only if you have to, and avoid meeting with others outside your household.

“This short, sharp set of restrictions is crucial to help ease the pressure on the NHS and reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in the community.

“If we all pull together now and do what is asked of us then, hopefully, we can avoid a stricter, longer, set of restrictions in the coming months.

“We all know what we need to do and I am reassured that most people are behaving responsibly and doing what is required of them.

“However, if you choose to ignore these restrictions, then Gwent Police can take enforcement action against you.

“So please, act responsibly, keep following the guidelines, stay safe and help save lives in your community.”