23 Oct 2020

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn is today urging local residents to respect the new fire-break lockdown rules and regulations that will come in to force at 6pm on Friday.

The number of Coronavirus cases has continued to rise over recent weeks in Wales, despite local restrictions in some areas. As a result, this week, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that the whole of Wales will enter what is being referred to as a ‘short, sharp, shock fire-break’ lockdown for a period of 17 days from Friday onwards in an attempt to curb the surge in cases.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn said that everyone has a contribution to make if this is to be successful; “From Friday evening, we will enter a new fire-break period where we will be asked once again to stay home and save lives.

“Dyfed-Powys Police will be out and visible within our communities, engaging with and educating the public in terms of the new rules, and will be encouraging people to give heed to the advice.

“We all have a personal part to play in this, and a personal responsibility to not just respect the restrictions, but also to respect one another. I hope that everyone will listen to the key messages, and stay safe, and critically, to stay local.”

For updated guidance on what the fire break means for you, and the answers to most questions, visit the Welsh Government FAQs here.


More information:

Gruff Ifan

Policy and Engagement Advisor: Gruffudd.ifan.OPCC@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk