Isle of Anglesey County Council in partnership with North Wales Police have launched a new outreach programme to connect with young people in the wake of Coronavirus.

From Monday 23rd November, Youth Officers have been out in local communities encouraging young people to keep themselves and their community safe during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

The emphasis is on providing young people with advice on the type of activities and socialising they are able to participate in safely - rather than telling them what they can’t do.

Anglesey’s Principal Youth Officer, Enid Williams said: “The young people of Anglesey need our support now more than ever. The new outreach programme will allow us to help them with the current guidance; social restrictions and discuss any concerns they may have.”

She added, “A number of youth services, including youth clubs remain closed due to the current Coronavirus restrictions. Therefore, we have adapted our service to ensure that it continues to support young people to make sure they are safe, following government guidance on social distancing and getting the required support during the pandemic.”

All the outreach work will be carried out in accordance with social distancing guidelines and staff will be wearing clearly visible youth service branded clothing to ensure that they are easily identified.

Sergeant Ian Roberts of North Wales Police explained: “The aim of this outreach programme is to provide young people within our communities with the advice and support they require. We are delighted to be able to support Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Youth Service with this work.”

Regular updates and activities can be accessed on Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Youth Service’s Facebook page: