WREXHAM council is urging people to stay at home during the bank holiday weekend and adhere to Government advice.

As we approach the bank holiday weekend in a coronavirus lockdown, a fresh warning has been released to avoid going out unless for essential purposes.

Parks and footpaths should be used responsibly and social distancing should be observed at all times.

A spokesman said: “As we approach the bank holiday weekend, one message stands out above everything else, ‘Stay at home.’

“Most of us realise that by leaving our homes as little as possible, we’re helping to protect the NHS and save lives.

“But there’s still a big concern across the UK that too many people are congregating in our parks and open spaces at the weekends.

“The Government says you can leave home once-a-day to exercise…whether that means walking the dog, going for a run or whatever helps keep you active and healthy.

“But it doesn’t mean getting in a car and driving to one of our parks. There’s no way anyone should be doing that, because the Government has made it clear that we should all ‘stay local’ when we exercise.

“If you live within walking distance and want to exercise in one of our parks, you must follow the Government’s instructions on social distancing.

“Stay at least two metres away from anyone you don’t live with. By staying apart, we’re saving lives and helping to keep Wrexham as safe as it can be.”

Critical workers with pre-school aged children can apply for free childcare as part of a scheme announced earlier this week – this also applies to critical NHS volunteers.

However, children should be cared for at home whenever possible and safe to do so.

More information can be found online at https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/childcare/critical-workers-get-free-childcare.

Wrexham Council has also announced that there are no changes to bin collections over the Easter period.

Wrexham residents are also being asked to park carefully as bin wagons are struggling to get through certain streets due to cars being parked either side of the road.

The council spokesman added: “You can help us by taking extra care when parking your vehicles on your collection day.

“We understand that not everyone has a drive or a garage, and many people rely on street parking.

“But if you know your bins are going to be collected, please have a look at your street to check there’s enough room for our large vehicles to safely perform their duties.”