Further changes come into force to ease the lockdown in Wales due to the continued fall in the number of coronavirus cases.

Following First Minister Mark Drakeford’s announcement, the requirement to stay local will be lifted, coming into force on Monday, 06 July.

Travel restrictions with the 5 mile limit will no longer be in place.

Changes are also being made to the regulations to allow two households to form one ‘extended household’.

This will enable households to meet indoors and stay overnight with no limit on the number of people. People can only be in one extended household, which once chosen, cannot be changed. The changes will mean people can have physical contact, exercise, cook and eat together, and also stay in each other's homes.

Under the rules, if anyone in an extended household develops symptoms both entire households will need to self-isolate.

Ceredigion has been doing very well in keeping the cases of the coronavirus low. However, these changes don’t mean that the virus has gone away and we need to remain cautious and vigilant. Even with these changes, this doesn’t mean that coronavirus has gone away.

We all still have a responsibility to maintain social distancing, exercise good hand hygiene and think carefully about where we go and why. Residents are urged to stay local and support local wherever possible.

Our continued actions will keep Ceredigion safe. If we decide to visit further afield, we need to respect the places and communities we visit, as we have done so well locally. We will also be asking visitors to Ceredigion to respect our communities and to maintain social distancing at all times.

For the latest information, visit the Council’s website.

At the next review on 9 July, the Welsh Government will consider a range of specific options for re-opening the hospitality sector (bars and restaurants) outdoors from 13 July, self-contained holiday accommodation from 11 July and hairdressing by appointment.