DEESIDE'S representative is calling on residents to follow the rules in Wales, to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Jack Sargeant MS says he is grateful to local residents for the way they have followed the rules so far and urges people to carry on complying with the restrictions to protect themselves and others against coronavirus.

Mr Sargeant is making the calls ahead of the bank holiday weekend and is reminding residents that new and tougher fines are in place, for the small minority of people who break the rules.

While residents can go out to exercise, they should do so locally and follow the social distancing rules and not drive to other parts of Wales.

The Alyn and Deeside MS said : “I am really grateful to residents in Alyn and Deeside, for the way they have reacted to this crisis by staying at home in order to save lives.

“The message remains the same here in Wales - Stay at home. If you go out to exercise do so locally and don’t drive.

“Please remember this over the bank holiday weekend and stay safe.

“I would also like to thank North Wales Police for the work they have done to enforce these rules. I am pleased that the Welsh Government has listened to from many people, including myself to increase fines for the small minority who break the rules."