Further steps was announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford today, Friday 19 June to unlock Wales.

All non-essential retail businesses in Ceredigion will be able to open from Monday 22 June if they can take all reasonable measures to comply with the physical distancing duty in Welsh law.

Other announcements shared today were:
• Enabling private prayer in places of worship where social distancing is maintained and gatherings do not take place.
• Restarting the housing market by enabling house viewings to take place in vacant properties and house moves where a sale has been agreed but not yet completed.
• Lifting the restrictions on outdoor sports courts but social distancing must be maintained. No contact or team sports will be allowed.
• Childcare facilities allowed to reopen on a phased basis. For any enquiries about childcare, contact Gofal_Plant_Argyfwng@ceredigion.gov.uk.

The advice regarding staying local remains in place. This is an excellent opportunity to support local shops and businesses. This will in turn help the economy of Ceredigion. People will be able to travel outside their local area on compassionate grounds in line with new guidance.

Ceredigion County Council supports the changes to the easement of the Coronavirus restrictions whilst also staying local to keep Ceredigion safe.

These changes will come into effect on Monday, 22 June. No other changes will be made in Ceredigion for the time being. The full information can be seen here.

The announcement today is the outcome of the three-week statutory review of the regulations in Wales. The Welsh Government also announced that they will be reviewing the requirement to stay local by 6 July. They will be working with the hospitality industry, communities and holiday accommodation in preparation for end of next review period, to see what can be done to lift restrictions safely.

More information available on the Coronavirus page.