Ceredigion residents are reminded that the coronavirus has not gone away and is still a risk to the public.
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has confirmed changes to the rules on meeting people indoors to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Wales.
The changes come as parts of Wales have seen an increase in cases of the virus linked to people meeting and socialising with others indoors but without social distancing.
From Monday, 14 September 2020, a new limit of six people will be introduced on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time. All six must belong to the same extended household group. This does not include children under 11.
Wearing face masks in shops and other indoor public spaces will also be compulsory from Monday.
There will be no change to the current rules which allow up to four households to form an exclusive extended household in Wales and no change to the rules on meeting outdoors.
Ceredigion County Council is calling on residents and visitors to take responsibility and remember the key basics.
• Wash your hands regularly.
• Keep a social distance from others.
• No more than 6 people from an extended household to meet indoors at one time.
• Wear a facemask in shops, in indoor public spaces and on public transport.
• Work from home, if possible.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
• a high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
• a new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
• a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. If you have any symptoms, ensure that you and your immediate household self-isolate immediately. Visit the Welsh Government's website or call 119 to book a test.
Actions from Ceredigion residents and those visiting are vital in ensuring we do not see a rise in coronavirus cases.
Members of the community have personal responsibility in controlling the spread of the virus. The situation can change very quickly. A rise in cases of the coronavirus could see local measures being put into place.
All the latest information and advice regarding the coronavirus can be found on the Council’s website.
Together, we can keep Ceredigion safe.