Police and Crime Commissioner urges Gwent residents to stay safe

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has urged Gwent residents to be vigilant and stay safe after the Welsh Government announced that Blaenau Gwent and Newport are set to join Caerphilly County in a local lockdown.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “With further local lockdowns in Blaenau Gwent and Newport coming into force from 6pm on Tuesday I would urge all residents to please be responsible, follow the Welsh Government’s guidelines, and stay safe.

“These restrictions are not as severe as during the national lockdown but bringing in local lockdowns now in areas where Covid cases are rising will help us reduce the spread of the virus and keep local services, such as schools, open.

“Local businesses remain open, and friends and family can meet outdoors, so the picture is still much brighter than it was earlier in the year.

“If we all play our parts now we can hopefully avoid further restrictions and help to slow the further spreading of the virus.

“Please follow the latest guidance from Welsh Government and your own local authorities in the coming weeks.”

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