Police and Crime Commissioner praises Gwent’s response to the Coronavirus

19th March 2020

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has praised the response from public services to the international crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “I would like to thank police officers, staff, healthcare workers, local authorities and other partners who are working around the clock to manage the developing situation here in Gwent caused by the Coronavirus.

“My office is linking in daily with Gwent Police’s Gold Command Group which has been set up to respond to the crisis and I would like to reassure residents that everything that can be done at this stage is being done to plan for the months ahead.

“This is an international crisis but there are things we can all do to help slow the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable in society.

“Please follow the advice from trusted sources, such as Public Health Wales and the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and share information with friends and family who may not be online.

“This unprecedented pressure on public services follows the sustained flooding that hit parts of Gwent just a few weeks ago. That flooding event proved that we are stronger when we work together and the same is true now.

“The Police and Crime Commissioner elections scheduled for May have now, quite rightly, been postponed and will take place in May 2021.

“I will remain in post until the elections are rescheduled next year and you have my full commitment that I will continue to work with Gwent Police to keep the residents of Gwent safe.”