Coronavirus

Plaid Cymru's Response to Coronavirus

Plaid Cymru is working tirelessly to help Wales overcome the Coronavirus crisis. Here's everything we want you to know as we work together to defeat the virus.

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Guidance for our members

Chair of Plaid Cymru, Alun Ffred Jones, has instructed members that all Plaid Cymru meetings must cease with immediate effect. This includes all branch and constituency party meetings and any public meetings or social gatherings that you may have arranged. Furthermore, until further notice, Plaid Cymru elected members, candidates and activists must not undertake outreach work such as leafleting, canvassing and street stalls etc.

Click here to read his full message. (Members only)

What everyone can do to defeat the Coronavirus

We urge everyone to follow the latest government advice. The advice below has come from the UK Government website.

Stay at home

Only leave the house for the following reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
  • One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents' homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where work absolutely cannot be done from home

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Social Distancing

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are:

  1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
  3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
  4. Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
  5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is pragmatic.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

  • are over 70
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are pregnant

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

Useful links

Public Health Wales

Gov.UK

World Health Organisation

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