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Working together to stop the spread of coronavirus

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BY WORKING together, we’ll keep Pembrokeshire and Wales safe.

That’s the message from the Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) team set up at Pembrokeshire County Council.

Some 138 members of Council staff are being trained to enable them to be deployed to the TTP team if required to help stop the spread of coronavirus across Wales.

With lockdown restrictions being further eased it is now even more important that anyone showing any symptoms of coronavirus gets themselves tested.

Testing and contact tracing will be vital to prevent the spread of coronavirus as we come out of lockdown and find a way to live alongside the virus for the foreseeable future.

We must all play our part, including observing social distancing guidelines and washing hands regularly.

It is important to be aware that even though most people will experience mild symptoms of coronavirus, the virus can still be passed on to others who could develop serious illness.

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss of or changes in smell or taste (anosmia)

You must self-isolate as soon as the symptoms develop and seek an urgent test.

This will help keep others well, save lives and assist our health services and economy.

Anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms can apply for a test by visiting www.gov.wales/coronavirus, or by calling 119.

Symptomatic critical workers, can get a test by speaking to their employer or contacting the local Covid Enquiries team on 0300 303 8322 or by emailing CovidEnquiries.hdd@wales.nhs.uk

Anyone testing positive for coronavirus must isolate for seven days from symptom onset, with members of their household isolating for 14 days until the risk of passing on further infection has gone.

Combined these simple but effective actions will help ensure the virus does not spread.

Anyone who has a positive coronavirus test will be contacted by a team of contact tracers, and asked for details of everyone they have had close contact with while they have had symptoms.

People who have been in close contact will be advised to self-isolate for 14 days to further prevent spread of the virus.

Genuine TTP calls will come from 02921 961 133. Genuine text messages will come from +447775106684 and genuine emails will come from (English) tracing@wales.nhs.uk or (Welsh) olrhain@wales.nhs.uk

No other channels will be used by the Test, Trace, Protect team. They will never ask you for payment or request any financial information, bank details or passwords.

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Cllr David Simpson, said: “Coronavirus has not gone away and it is more important than ever that we work together to help stop the spread of the virus.

“That means self-isolating and getting tested if you have symptoms and self-isolating if advised to do so by the Test, Trace, Protect team.

“These measures are in place to help keep Pembrokeshire and Wales safe. Please follow them.”

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Milford Haven: One arrested and two treated for injuries following domestic incident

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A WOMAN was arrested on Thursday following a domestic incident in Milford Haven in which two people were injured.

Police and an ambulance were called to Howarth Close at around lunch time.

Multiple police units responded including armed police.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Following a report of a domestic incident at Howarth Close at around 1pm on Thursday afternoon (Sept 17) , two people were taken to hospital and one female has been arrested.”

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Hakin: Crews put out fire in Observatory Avenue property

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EMERGENCY services were at Observatory Avenue, Hakin, on Wednesday (Sept 16) night responding to a 999 call reporting a domestic fire.

The fire was said to be minor in nature with no injuries reported.

A spokesperson from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said “At 22:21, crews from Milford Haven attended a property fire in Hakin, Milford Haven.

“The cause of fire believed to be related to burnt cooking, which crews isolated and made safe.

“Crews left the scene at 23:08pm”

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Work on new council houses starts in Johnston

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WORK has begun on the first council houses to be built in Pembrokeshire for a generation.

Thirty-three affordable units are being constructed by Pembrokeshire County Council on the site of a former primary school at Cranham Park, Johnston.

They are the first council houses to be built in the County for over 25 years.

Work was held up for a time due to the lock-down but resumed as soon the contractors were able to do so.

The development comprises:

  • 12 one bed flats in three blocks (four flats are identified for assisted living, with communal facilities)
  • seven two-storey two bedroom houses
  • five two-storey three bedroom houses
  • two two-storey four bedroom houses
  • one two-storey five bedroom house
  • four two -bedroom bungalows
  • two bungalows with three or more bedrooms.

The estate also includes parking, open space and associated works.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Michelle Bateman, said it was a red-letter day for the Authority.
“The house-building scheme fulfils a pledge made by the Authority’s Cabinet when it took over the administration of the Council in 2017” she explained.
“I am proud and delighted to say that we are now honouring that pledge.”

Councillor Bateman added that other council house-building schemes were lined up for Tudor Place in Tiers Cross and Charles Street, Milford Haven.
The Houses are being built by WRW Construction Limited. As a result of the Covid-19 interruption there has been a slight delay and construction work is now due to finish in December 2021

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