Responding to the First Minister’s statement, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said:
“We welcome the very cautious approach outlined by the First Minister today. Although these minor adjustments are being made, we all need to continue to exercise major caution and continue to stay at home as much as possible.
“We know many people will be feeling anxious; many fearful about any prospect of rolling back restrictions too quickly, while others are anxious to see a return to some normality. Welsh Government is clear that any changes to restrictions will only happen when it is safe to do so, guided by up-to-date scientific advice.
“Today’s slight easing of the staying at home rules does not mean that local services will be reinstated at the flick of a switch. Any future return of services requires extensive planning and a phased approach. The position is being kept under constant review. In the event of rules and regulations being sufficiently relaxed, local authorities will only consider any reopening when they are confident that services can be operated in line with government guidance in a way that ensures the safety of the public and staff alike.”
“Council leaders are in regular discussion with Ministers and will meet again on Monday to discuss the Welsh Government’s announcement.”
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