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This bank holiday weekend, please stay home and save lives.

First published:
7 May 2020
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

Minister for North Wales Ken Skates today urged people to carry on complying with the restrictions to protect themselves and others against coronavirus.

Traffic across the network in North Wales has been around 70% lower than normal levels, showing the vast majority of people are staying at home. 

Speaking ahead of the holiday weekend, the Minister said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who is following the regulations. You are all playing your part in saving lives and protecting the NHS.

“As we approach the bank holiday weekend the message continues to be stay home and avoid all unnecessary travel. Lives depend on it.

“The attractions of North Wales will still be here to be enjoyed once all this is over, and we look forward to welcoming visitors when, and only when, it’s safe to do so. But for now the only thing for all of us to do is stay home, stay safe and save lives.

“Tomorrow is a bank holiday because of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. There are many ways we can mark this special day at home by observing the two minutes’ silence at 11am and sharing stories and memories on social media.