Following the Welsh Government’s latest lockdown review today (29th January 2021), local Senedd Member Paul Davies has called on the Welsh Government to start developing its roadmap for economic and societal recovery in Wales. The roadmap out of lockdown measures must include crucial targets concerning the roll out of coronavirus jabs, falling numbers of infections and plans for the reopening of schools and businesses.
Mr Davies said “The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our people’s physical and mental wellbeing and I’m pleased to see some progress has now been made to allow people to exercise outdoors locally with a member from another household.
It’s also good to see that there has been an uptick in vaccination numbers but in areas like Pembrokeshire, there are still many people in priority groups that have yet to receive their first vaccine. We know that the Welsh Government has still not met its target of vaccinating 70 percent of people who are over 80 and it’s crucial now that the pace is picked up in areas like Pembrokeshire, so that we don’t see a postcode lottery develop across Wales.
He added, “As the vaccination rollout now starts to pick up pace, it’s vital that Ministers start developing a roadmap to economic recovery in Wales. With Easter fast approaching, many businesses across Pembrokeshire have been closed for several months and they are struggling to stay afloat. Therefore, it’s crucial that the Welsh Government starts developing its roadmap out of lockdown and provides information to schools and businesses so they can start planning and prepare to reopen.”