Covid-19: Welsh Government is putting our economy and jobs at risk

Darren Millar MS, the Shadow Covid Recovery Minister, has today (June 24) has again queried decisions made by the Welsh Government over easing lockdown restrictions.

His call came after the Scottish Government announced a significant relaxation in its restrictions, which will now closely follow those set out in England and Northern Ireland.

Mr Millar said:

“The Welsh Labour Government is putting our economy and jobs at risk by lagging behind other parts of the UK in lifting of its lockdown.

“Wales will struggle to rebound from the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic without a policy shift to protect livelihoods as well as lives.

“While we are currently in the midst of an immediate public health crisis, the long term consequences of poverty on the health of our nation cannot be underestimated so it is vital that the Welsh Government stops playing catch-up Cymru and adopts an approach which more closely aligns with that of the Northern Ireland Executive and the Scottish and UK Governments as soon as possible.”