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PEMBROKESHIRE County Council has been working closely with the Welsh Government, Activity Wales, Dyfed-Powys Police, Public Health Wales, and Hywel Dda University Health Board to plan for a pilot test event, the Wales Triathlon at Fishguard, to take place in a safe and controlled manner next month.

The proposed event, run by Activity Wales, takes place on June 12 and has been chosen by the Welsh Government as one of the proposed pilot test sporting and cultural events across Wales.

The Wales Triathlon event, if approved by Welsh Government, will be open strictly to registered participants only, and spectators are not encouraged.

The pilot events will develop processes and guidance that will allow the safe return of events in Wales as coronavirus measures ease.

Cllr Phil Baker, the Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member whose portfolio includes Major Events, said:

“From our first discussions on the Wales Triathlon, the safety of participants and the wider community has been the number one priority.

“We have convened several Event Safety Advisory Group meetings with partners to discuss the measures required and these meetings will continue over the coming weeks.

“The events industry is very important to Pembrokeshire and Wales as a whole. It is vital that these events are tested to ensure processes and guidance is developed for future events to take place in as safe a way as possible.”

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