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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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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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