Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson, has provided a further coronavirus update for Tuesday, 2nd June, as follows:
‘I want to thank everyone for the continued support to myself, Elected Members and officers of the Authority.
‘We have all experienced many challenges over the years but this continued struggle is very testing for all. We continue collectively to work together to ensure we, in Pembrokeshire, remain safe and avoid catching Covid-19.
‘It is clear that we still have to remain 'local'. There is no remit for travelling outside our local community. You will have read and heard clear guidance on only travelling five miles from home.
‘As always and where you can, please exercise from your home. The more we can do to reduce the spread of the virus, the better we will all fare in the long term.
‘I want to highlight that today marks the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the Cleddau Bridge. This was indeed a tragedy as lives were lost and it is a sad chapter in Pembrokeshire’s history.
‘As in any incident, people can, and do, rebuild and also learn lessons. After Covid-19 the new 'normality' will look different from what we were used to. But we will all move forward and regain confidence.
‘I’m sure, like you, I question how I should be tackling this issue. Should I be doing more? The answer is simple and direct - we need to ensure social distancing is maintained; wash our hands regularly and listen to the advice given by experts.
‘The following coronavirus-related press release has been issued today:
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‘Remember: ‘Stay Strong and Stay Local.’