MESSAGE FROM RUSSELL GEORGE AM & CRAIG WILLIAMS MP
"Following the Prime Minister's announcement that more stringent measures are to be taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, we would like to urge the people of Montgomeryshire to follow the very clear Government advice. We are responsible for not just our own safety, but for everyone else’s safety as well.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection.
The UK Government is:
Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
These measures are absolutely necessary because the more people that fall ill, then the harder it is for our NHS to cope, and therefore we must slow the spread of the disease so that fewer people are sick at any one time.
To put it bluntly, if you go out unnecessarily, you risk lives, and the ability of NHS Wales to prevent deaths.
The decision is in your hands, but as the Prime Minister said, our police forces have been empowered to disperse gatherings of more than two people; the police will issue fines to anyone who does not comply with these rules; and the police will close all shops that are not essential, as well as playgrounds and places of worship.
Lives are at stake, and we urge you all to do the right thing and abide by them in order to control this pandemic."