Plaid Cymru respond to easing of travel restrictions in Wales

Distancing, handwashing and face masks now “more important” than ever says Plaid as travel restrictions eased in Wales

Responding to the announcement that travel restrictions in Wales will end on Monday, Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said,

“We have supported the stay local rule, but wanted Welsh Government to give more flexibility, in particular in rural areas. They responded positively to that.

“Now that guidelines on limits are to be lifted altogether, what’s important is what people do at their destination. Distancing, handwashing and the wearing of face coverings now become more, not less, important.

“I’d still like to hear a firming up of face covering rules in enclosed areas, for example. Let’s also have clarity on the steps to be taken and the support that will be made available if there is a need to reintroduce some of restrictions in response to local outbreaks. And I’m also reiterating my calls to make maximum use of testing capacity so that the Test, Trace, Protect system can identify outbreaks urgently.”