Latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Vaccine Bulletin, Issue 18
58.7% of Ceredigion's population have now received the first dose of the vaccine and 26.1% have been fully vaccinated.
Vaccine Bulletin - Issue 17
In Ceredigion, 59.3% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 24.6% have been fully vaccinated.
Hywel Dda offering vaccines for people between 30 and 49 years old
People over 30 can now contact the Health Board to book a vaccine appointment
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin – Issue 16
In Ceredigion, 55.3% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 20.4% have been fully vaccinated.
Advice for businesses reopening outdoor hospitality venues
Businesses in Ceredigion are encouraged to ensure that they are fully aware of the latest guidance.
Enjoy Ceredigion, safely and responsibly as restrictions ease
Ceredigion County Council are working together with Dyfed Powys Police to remind both residents and visitors that we all need to remember the key points to keep our county open and Covid-19 infection rates low.
Further changes to the coronavirus restrictions announced by Welsh Government
The Welsh Government has confirmed further relaxations, including the resumption of indoor supervised activities for children and indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults.
Support provided for Ceredigion care providers through the pandemic
Over the last year, a significant amount of collaboration has taken place between the Ceredigion care providers and public sector organisations.
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin – Issue 15
In Ceredigion, 52.3% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 16.2% have been fully vaccinated.
Outdoor hospitality given go-ahead to reopen and rules on mixing outdoors relaxed in Wales
Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed today.
Hywel Dda UHB Vaccine Bulletin - Issue 14
In Ceredigion, 51.2% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 14.1% have been fully vaccinated.
Shop locally and safely in our towns
With non-essential retail reopening on Monday 12 April, remember to shop local and shop safely.
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin – Issue 13
In Ceredigion, 47.8% of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 13% have been fully vaccinated.
And a third vaccine has been introduced, called the Moderna vaccine
Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax COVID restrictions
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, set out a series of measures that will take Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17th May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.
Vaccine Bulletin, Hywel Dda Health Board, Issue 12
Update on the vaccine situation across Ceredigion.
Wales’ tourism sector starts to re-open as restrictions are relaxed
Wales’ tourism sector will be able to start re-opening from Saturday March 27 as the stay-local rule is lifted, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin: Issue 11
Update on the roll-out across Ceredigion
Hywel Dda to decommission Ysbyty Enfys Plascrug in Aberystwyth
The health board can confirm that Ysbyty Enfys Scarlets, based at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli; Ysbyty Enfys Carreg Las, based near Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and Ysbyty Enfys Plascrug, Aberystwyth, will all be returned to their former use from 31 March 2021.
Alert level 4: frequently asked questions
Guidance on how you can keep safe and what rules are in place to protect people.
First careful and cautious steps out of lockdown
Here's how the Welsh Government are easing some restrictions carefully and in a phased approach to start unlocking Wales.
Stay Local – Wales takes first steps out of lockdown
The Stay at Home restrictions will be replaced by a new interim Stay Local rule in Wales from Saturday 13 March 2021 as part of a package of measures, beginning the process of unlocking the strict coronavirus regulations announced by the Welsh Government.
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin – Issue 9
To date (10 March 2021), 33.1% of Ceredigion's population have received the first dose of the vaccine and 3.5% have been fully vaccinated
Businesses in Ceredigion issued with Fixed Penalty Notices
Two businesses in Ceredigion have been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £1,000 for breaching the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Vaccine Bulletin, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Issue 8
This week 8,455 first doses have been delivered and 4,414 second doses have been completed.
People encouraged to get a COVID-19 test for a wider range of symptoms
These could include flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing; generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case; any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test
Vaccine Bulletin, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Issue 7
This week 8,834 first doses have been delivered and 2,750 second doses have been completed (24.02.2021)
Vaccine Bulletin, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Issue 6
To date, 18,701 (25.7%) of Ceredigion residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (17.02.2021)
£500 self-isolation payment available to users of the NHS Covid-19 App
You can make an application for a payment if you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace, protect service (TTP) and been told to self-isolate.
Small Business Capital Grant
The Small Business Capital grant, which is funded by Welsh Government and delivered by Ceredigion County Council, has been launched to support newly formed businesses and existing small businesses with their growth and/or recovery plans during the Covid-19 pandemic by providing financial contributions towards capital expenditure.
People who are shielding to receive vaccine at a mass vaccination centre
In response to confirmed COVID-19 vaccine supplies for the coming week, people who are shielding and have not already been offered an appointment by their GPs will now be invited to receive their vaccination at a mass vaccination centre, Hywel Dda University Health has confirmed.
Vaccine bulletin - Issue 4
Welcome to the fourth edition of Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Vaccine Bulletin.
New Welsh website launched to stay in touch with the language
A new website to support and encourage children to stay in touch with the language whilst learning from home.
We must continue to protect each other
As the number of coronavirus cases fall in Ceredigion, people are reminded that it’s still as important as ever to book a COVID-19 test if they have any symptoms.
Users of the NHS Covid-19 App now eligible to apply for £500 self-isolation payment
Applications and further guidance will be available after 10am on Friday, 05 February.
Hywel Dda Vaccine Bulletin
As of 28 January 2021, 7,459 people in Ceredigion had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Welsh Government prepares to gradually reopen schools
“Phased and flexible back-to-school approach if coronavirus cases continue to fall” -
First Minister, Welsh Government
Aberaeron takeaway closed for ignoring coronavirus restrictions
A Premises Closure Notice has been issued to Paradise Pizza, Regent Street, Aberaeron due to repeated non-compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Residents at risk of being scammed over Covid-19 vaccine
Ceredigion County Council has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Retail premises now required to take extra measures
New requirements have now come into force that require retail premises to take additional steps to protect workers and customers from coronavirus.
People aged 75 to 79 years old invited to receive their COVID vaccination
Letters will arrive in the coming days inviting Ceredigion residents aged 75 to 79 years to receive their first COVID vaccine at a mass vaccination centre, Hywel Dda University Health Board has announced.
Recovery app help support people with long COVID
A COVID recovery app has been launched as part of wider support on offer for people experiencing the longer term effects of coronavirus.
Legislation strengthened to ensure workplaces and shops are safer
Businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation.
Weekly vaccine bulletin - issue two
Welcome to the second edition of Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Vaccine Bulletin.
Every household to receive vaccination information
A letter about the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 vaccination plans will shortly begin to arrive at the front door of every household in Wales.
Restrictions Business Fund open for new applications
The Welsh Government Restrictions Business Grants package of financial business support linked to the current lockdown restrictions are open for new applications
Vaccine Bulletin, Hywel Dda University Health Board
A weekly update regarding the progress of the COVID-19 mass vaccination programme across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
All of Wales is at Alert Level 4
Summary of what you must do and what is open at very high risk alert level 4.
Ceredigion residents urged to stay at home
Residents of Ceredigion are being reminded that during Alert level 4 lockdown, people must stay at home except for very limited purposes.
Christmas restrictions Business Grants
The Welsh Government has announced a package of financial business support linked to the Christmas period restrictions.
Think carefully about what you ‘should do’ rather than what you ‘can do’.
Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider in Wales than at any other point in this pandemic.
A warning to people in Aberystwyth area as the number of cases increase
We are becoming increasingly concerned about the increase in cases in the Aberystwyth area. Nearly two-thirds of all the cases reported on Sunday, 20 December and half of cases reported on Monday, 21 December by our Contact Tracing Team are in the Aberystwyth area. This is an additional 38 cases in 2 days alone and we can see that the number is increasing daily in the area.
Ceredigion arrangements for Alert Level 4
Arrangements have been put in place for Ceredigion following Welsh Government’s announcement for Wales entering Alert Level 4.
Further positive COVID-19 cases in a Council Care Home
Further positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Min y Mor Residential Care Home, Aberaeron. Several members of staff and all residents have now tested positive. All residents continue to be closely monitored.
Safe Zones adjustments for the New Year
Adjustments for Ceredigion’s Safe Zones are planned for the New Year.
Our responsibility to keep our family COVID-19 free this Christmas
The situation is critical in Ceredigion and we are therefore asking you to think seriously about your plans for Christmas.
Higher level restrictions to control the coronavirus come into effect
Following the four UK Nations meeting earlier today the Welsh Government announced that level 4 restrictions would come into force from midnight on Saturday 19 December 2020 for the whole of Wales.
Ceredigion Schools arrangements to return to learning in January
Here are the arrangements for the return to Ceredigion schools for January 2021.
Celebrating safely this festive period
Ceredigion residents are reminded to be vigilant this festive period in order to protect loved ones and the community.
Self-isolation Support Payment due to Child Self-isolating
Eligibility is now extended to include parents and carers therefore if you meet the criteria, you are entitled to an Isolation Payment of £500. Click here to see if you are eligible.
Positive COVID-19 cases in a Council Care Home
Positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Min y Mor Residential Care Home, Aberaeron. Several members of staff and residents have tested positive. All residents continue to be closely monitored.
Fixed Penalty Notice issued to a Ceredigion public house
A public house in Aberaeron has been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £1,000 for breaching the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.4) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Premises Improvement Notices lifted on four Aberystwyth takeaway premises.
Four takeaway premises in Aberystwyth have had their Premises Improvement Notices terminated after being monitored by officers from Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Team.
Pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 cases confirmed
A Contact Group at Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases at the school.
Ceredigion Schools to move to distanced learning from Monday, 14 December 2020
Secondary Schools in Ceredigion will close for face to face learning from Monday, 14 December and all Primary Schools from Tuesday, 15 December 2020.
Tests for people with COVID-19 symptoms will be available to book in Lampeter
A temporary drive-through testing facility at Lampeter Rugby Club will provide tests for local people with symptoms between 9.30am and 3.30pm from 10 December.
Coronavirus self-isolation and quarantine reduced to 10 days
Welsh Government have reduced the isolation period to 10 days from Thursday, 10 December.
Improvements required at takeaway premises in Lampeter
A takeaway premises in Lampeter has been required to make improvements to safeguard the public’s health and well-being as part of the coronavirus regulations.
Premises Closure Notice terminated
The notice on G-One, Aberystwyth has been terminated after officers received assurances from the business that face coverings will be worn by staff members at all times when working in the public area.
Pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
A small number of pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi have been asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 cases confirmed
A Contact Group at Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases at the school.
Nursery Class pupils at Aberaeron Primary School asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
The Contact Group has been asked to self-isolate due to being close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case at the school.
Guidance on making a Christmas bubble with friends and family.
Pupils at Ysgol Henry Richard asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Pupils in the Nursery and Reception class at Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Pupils in Years 12 and 13 at Ysgol Bro Pedr asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Pupils in the Year 12 and 13 at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Premises Directions now revoked for businesses in Cardigan
Businesses in Cardigan have now had their Premises Directions revoked which means they can reopen.
Warning to people in the Aberystwyth area to follow coronavirus guidelines
The number of positive cases across the County on a daily basis has never been as high as it is now.
Schools and services to reopen in the Cardigan area
The excellent support, compliance and cooperation from the people of Cardigan over the last fortnight has successfully reduced the spread of the virus in the community to a manageable level.
Pupils in a Contact Group at New Quay Primary School asked to self-isolate
Pupils in a Contact Group at New Quay Primary School have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Ysgol Gynradd Dihewyd to close until 17 December 2020
A Contact Group is already self-isolating for 14 days due to a positive COVID-19 case and due to lack of staffing, the whole school will close.
Ysgol Gynradd Ciliau Parc to close temporarily due to a further COVID-19 case
Two Contact Groups out of three have now been affected by positive cases and therefore, due to lack of staffing, the whole school will close for a period of time.
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Dihewyd asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Dihewyd have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Ceredigion pay and display car parks
No charges will continue to apply at the Council’s car parks in Cardigan at this time due to the current local COVID-19 infection rate.
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gymunedol Llangwyryfon asked to self-isolate
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gymunedol Llangwyryfon have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Make this week count to reduce the spread of the virus
The number of coronavirus cases in Ceredigion continues to increase and we ask all residents to follow the guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus. The sacrifices we make in the coming week will help to reduce the spread of the virus.
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Ciliau Parc asked to self-isolate
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Ciliau Parc, Ciliau Aeron have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Students encouraged to book a coronavirus test before travelling home for Christmas
Students planning to travel to Ceredigion for the festive season are encouraged to book a coronavirus test whether they have symptoms or not.
Changes to use of face coverings in schools and colleges
Face coverings must be worn by parents, guardians and relatives, when visiting the school, and at drop-off and collection areas.
Maintaining clear social distance at the school gates will also reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and set a good example to pupils.
Pupils in Year 10 at Ysgol Bro Pedr asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Pupils in the Year 10 at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Take-away food and drink - don’t take home the coronavirus too
Customers and workers of food and drink establishments are reminded to wear a face covering.
Improvements required at a pub in Devil’s Bridge
A hospitality business in Devil’s Bridge has been required to make improvements to safeguard the public’s health and well-being as part of the coronavirus regulations.
Pupils in two Contact Groups at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig asked to self-isolate
Two positive cases of COVID-19 at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig has resulted in pupils from more than one contact group and pupils travelling on one bus needing to self-isolate for 14 days.
Working together to stop the spread of the virus
As the number of positive coronavirus cases in the Cardigan area continues to increase, now is the time for us all to work together to stop the spread of the virus. Extra support measures have now been put in place in Cardigan.
Cashless charging for parking to be introduced
Cashless parking charges are being introduced in Ceredigion to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission associated with cash transactions.
Road closures temporarily reintroduced in Cardigan
As the number of coronavirus cases in Cardigan and surrounding areas continue to rise, Ceredigion County Council is taking every step to help stop the virus from spreading further in our communities.
Improvement notices issued to two Cardigan premises
On the 18th November 2020, two Cardigan businesses were required to improve their measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus on their premises.
Support for residents needing to self-isolate
If you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace, protect service (TTP) and been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to Financial Support under the Self-Isolation Support Payment Scheme
Cardigan residents: Help us to protect our waste collection staff
Cardigan residents should place all personal waste, such as used tissues, disposable cleaning cloths, face masks and gloves, in a bag and tie the bag. Then, they should put the bag inside another bag (so that the waste is double-bagged).
Penglais Comprehensive School: a small number of pupils to self-isolate as a further COVID-19 case confirmed
A small number of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais, Aberystwyth have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a further COVID-19 case at the school.
Ysgol Bro Pedr: pupils in the Reception Class asked to self-isolate
Pupils in the Reception Class at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Cardigan public houses contacts asked to be vigilant
People in the Cardigan locality are asked to take extra precautionary measures as evidence emerges that the coronavirus is spreading in the community.
Cardigan area schools to close for two weeks
Following a meeting of the Cardigan Incident Management Team held on Sunday, 22 November 2020, a decision has been made that these schools will be closed from Monday, 23 November 2020 and will re-open on Monday, 7 December 2020 and pupils will be taught remotely.
Improvements required at a pub in Lampeter
A Premises Improvement Notice has been served to The Ivy Bush Inn, Lampeter by Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Officers due to non-compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
A day in the life of a Contact Tracer Officer
Read more about Enfys' day a Contact Tracer Officer, part of the Public Health Protection Team for Ceredigion County Council.
A Group of Year 8 Pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
A Group of Year 8 pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais, Aberystwyth have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Let's slow down the movement of the virus
With cases in Ceredigion on the rise, let’s think about what we’re doing to ensure that the numbers of the coronavirus don’t rise further. It’s not the virus that’s moving, it’s people that move the virus.
Incident Management arrangements activated at Aberystwyth Care Home
A multi-agency Incident Management Team has been established to respond to this incident. Ceredigion County Council is working closely with the Home, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Public Health Wales to contain the virus.
Year 7 Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Year 7 pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais, Aberystwyth have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Ceredigion Community Facilities update on Coronavirus regulations
From 9 November 2020, up to 15 people will be allowed to take part in indoor activities organised by a club or recognised body.
Adjustments to the Safe Zones following the firebreak lockdown
From 09 November the orders will remain in place with adjustments.
Let’s follow the Roadmap for Ceredigion
The firebreak regulations remain in force in Wales until Monday, 09 November 2020, and over this weekend people are urged to strictly follow all rules in an attempt to regain control over the coronavirus.
Information announced on what will happen after the firebreak period ends
Welsh Government has announced which measures will come into force when the national firebreak period ends on 09 November 2020.
Break the rules and pay the fine, Ceredigion residents warned
Ceredigion residents are being warned they risk fines of up to £10,000 and possible criminal conviction if they breach COVID rules.
Lockdown Business Fund opened
Click here for information and an application form
Pupils at Ysgol Henry Richard asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed.
A small number of pupils at Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Household Waste Sites
Household Waste Sites (HWS) across Ceredigion will close at 17:00 Friday, 23 October.
Pub reopens after improving procedures and facilities
The Ffostrasol Arms, Llandysul, has been permitted to reopen after improving its procedures and facilities in response to a closure notice issued on 15 October 2020.
Ceredigion safe zones views sought
The views and feedback of Ceredigion residents and visitors are being sought on the safe zones.
Coronavirus firebreak: community venues to close
Community venues across Ceredigion will close in line with the coronavirus firebreak period announced by the Welsh Government.
Coronavirus firebreak: students reminded not to travel
Students are asked to stay at their university accommodation during the coronavirus firebreak lockdown, and not travel to their home addresses or stay with others.
Improvement notice issued to two Aberystwyth pubs
Yr Hen Llew Du public house in Bridge Street, Aberystwyth and The Western public house in Thespian Street, Aberystwyth have been required to improve their measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus on their premises.
Safe Zone arrangements during firebreak
The Council will not be closing the roads daily within the safe zones between 6pm on Friday, 23 October and 11am on 09 November.
Two week fire break lockdown announced for Wales
A two week fire break lockdown will come into force in Wales, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
National coronavirus firebreak to be introduced in Wales on Friday
Welsh Government announcement.
Travel restrictions come into force in Wales
A travel restriction will come into force in Wales from 6pm on Friday 16 October 2020.
Ceredigion pub to be issued with a closure notice
A Ceredigion premises has been closed down over breach of coronavirus regulations.
Impact of Coronavirus on the Economy of Ceredigion
A report has been compiled showing the impact of the Coronavirus on Ceredigion’s economy.
Two further improvement notices have been issued in Ceredigion
Two rural public houses in Ceredigion have been required to improve the measures they take to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus at their premises.
Stay apart to play your part this winter
People urged not to put themselves and others at risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus by attending Halloween or Bonfire night events.
Improvement measures for an Aberystwyth pub
An Aberystwyth public house has been required to improve the measures it takes to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus on its premises.
Masks for Ceredigion pupils
Every secondary school pupil in Ceredigion will receive two reusable masks.
Closed pub permitted to reopen after making improvements
The Mill Inn, Aberystwyth, has been permitted to reopen after improving its procedures and facilities in response to a closure notice issued last month.
Multi-purpose Community Centres asked to remain vigilant
An updated position statement from Ceredigion partners to further ensure the health and safety of our communities is necessary.
Ceredigion residents urged to adhere to COVID-19 regulations
Following confirmation of a COVID-19 cluster within the student community at Aberystwyth University, a multi-agency Incident Management Team has been established.
Those responsible for Children’s playgrounds asked to remain vigilant
In light of the recent rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Ceredigion, Ceredigion County Council has written to members of the Play Area Network to encourage them to consider their own facility, whether they are already open to the public or they are planning to reopen shortly.
Safe Zones Adjustments
In line with the evidence collected on the use of the towns, Ceredigion County Council feel the need to keep the safe zones in place for the time being with minor adjustments.
Leisure Services to close as a precautionary measure
With the number of Coronavirus cases rising sharply in Ceredigion, the decision has been made to close all Council run leisure centres, swimming pools and facilities as a precautionary measure.
Event Direction served to a motorsport event
A nationally advertised two day motorsport event with onsite camping due to be held at Ceredigion this coming weekend has been served with an Event Direction not to be held.
Our responsibility to follow the new Wales coronavirus measures
The Welsh Government is bringing in new coronavirus measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. It's our responsibility to follow the new Wales coronavirus measures in order to Keep Ceredigion Safe.
Premises in Ceredigion issued with a closure notice over breach of coronavirus regulations
A closure notice has been served on The Mill Inn, Mill Street, Aberystwyth by licensing officers. The Mill Inn will remain closed until they can demonstrate that they have made improvements and meet the requirements of the coronavirus regulations.
Advice and guidance on masks in Gyms and Leisure Centres
Gym and Leisure Centres users will now need to wear a mask when they enter the building and in non-exercise areas as an extra precaution to protect themselves and the staff.
Emphasising the message relating to self-isolation
Following concern that some members of the public are not adhering fully to the rules of self-isolation, the Council is keen to remind Ceredigion residents of Welsh Government guidance in order to protect our communities.
Businesses reminded to keep to the coronavirus rules
Businesses in Ceredigion are reminded to keep to the coronavirus rules to avoid a rise in cases including social distancing, queuing and one-way systems, provision of hand sanitisers and PPE equipment for staff.
People urged to take responsibility to reduce the coronavirus from spreading
New rules issued by the Welsh Government are coming into force on 14 September 2020, which include: allowing only six people to meet indoors; making face coverings mandatory in indoor public places, like shops; reminding people to work from home, wherever possible; providing new enforcement powers to Local Authorities.
Temporary suspension of visits to all Care Homes in Ceredigion
Visits to all Care Homes in Ceredigion have been temporarily suspended.
Ceredigion urged to take action now to reduce coronavirus risk
From 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 14 September.
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Penllwyn asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed
Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gynradd Penllwyn, Capel Bangor have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
Parents reminded to support school safety measures
Parents and guardians across Ceredigion are being reminded to follow social distancing guidelines when collecting their children from schools in the county.
Covid-19 warning from council leaders
IF we don’t social distance, we risk going into a local lockdown – that’s the message from south west Wales local authority leaders, the health board and Dyfed-Powys Police.
Community safety promises as students return to Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University has launched five ‘community promises’ as part of its plans to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community as it prepares to welcome students back later this month.
Advice shared to Caerphilly residents in Ceredigion
Advice has been shared to the residents of Caerphilly County Borough who are on holiday in Ceredigion and to accommodation providers.
Panel set up to support groups on the safe reopening of community venues in Ceredigion
First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that multi-purpose community centres including community centres, village halls, church halls and other community centres could reopen from 30 July.
Ceredigion ready to welcome pupils back safely
The autumn term begins on 3 September 2020, with pupils gradually returning until everyone is back on a full-time basis by 14 September 2020.
Partially reopening leisure centres in Ceredigion
Preparations are now well underway to ensure the highest standards of public safety are in place when Ceredigion’s Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools partially reopen.
Panel set up to support groups on the safe reopening of community venues in Ceredigion
First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that multi-purpose community centres including community centres, village halls, church halls and other community centres could reopen from 30 July. However, Welsh Government announced changes in the regulations on 7 August and the national guidance is currently being updated. Welsh Government have advised authorities that the regulations on social gathering will still prevent certain activities from taking place.
Welsh Government's Guidance for people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 who have been shielding
Information for people who have been identified as being at a very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
Shielding and food box scheme to be paused
Shielding will be paused in Wales on 16 August 2020 and the food box scheme will come to an end. Click here for advice on how to get food and essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic
Welsh Government's Guidance for people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 who have been shielding
Information for people who have been identified as being at a very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
Preparing to partially reopen leisure centres
Preparations are underway to ensure the highest standards of public safety are in place when Local Authority Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools reopen from September onwards.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants to reopen indoors
Virus isolation period to go up from 7 to 10 days
People who test positive for coronavirus or show symptoms in the UK must now self-isolate for 10 days. The change, announced by the UK's four chief medical officers, comes as ministers try to avoid a resurgence of the virus.
Visitors welcome again at Council Residential Care Homes
Families and friends will be able to visit their loved ones once again by booking a slot.
A new vocabulary developed in Welsh as a result of the coronavirus
‘COVID-19 Terminology’ is a collection of useful words relating to the coronavirus pandemic has been compiled and is available at your fingertips.
Children’s playgrounds able to reopen
Children’s playgrounds are able to reopen gradually from 20 July, and over the following weeks as and when safety checks and mitigations are put in place.
Ceredigion Coastal Path re-opens
Members of the public can now make use of the paths with caution; keeping current Coronavirus guidelines in mind.
Creating a safe space for visitors to enjoy our towns
Safe Zones have been created in four Ceredigion towns to create an open, safe space where people can walk around and enjoy the towns.
Ceredigion welcoming visitors safely and gradually
As the coronavirus restrictions are being eased, Ceredigion is welcoming visitors safely and gradually.
Supporting businesses in Ceredigion’s Safe Zones
To support businesses within the Safe Zones, adjustments have been made to the plans following concerns raised specifically relating to deliveries.
A warm welcome back as the tourism industry begins to re-open
Self-contained visitor accommodation will begin to re-open in Wales from 11 July.
First safe zones in place in Ceredigion
The first Ceredigion safe zones for pedestrians are being put in place in Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan and New Quay.
Ceredigion schools to fully reopen in September
Schools in Ceredigion will close at the end of this summer term on 17 July 2020, and will look forward to welcoming all pupils back on a full-time basis in September.
Further changes come into force to ease the lockdown in Wales
The 5 mile travel limit no longer in place and two households can form one ‘extended household’.
Safe zones in Ceredigion town centres
Plans are being put into place to create safe zones for pedestrians in Ceredigion town centres.
Plans in place to reopen Ceredigion carefully, slowly and safely
Ceredigion County Council is implementing its Adjustment and Long Term Resilience Plan and prior to restarting any service, risk assessments are undertaken, in line with Welsh Government guidelines.
Preparing for the tourism industry to gradually reopen
Details on the preparations to start reopening shops and the tourism industry gradually.
Working together for Ceredigion residents
As we move into the Adjustment Phase of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, we reflect on the work that has been done so far to attempt to control the virus in Ceredigion.
Schools reopen for three weeks
Ceredigion schools will reopen on 29 June for a period of three weeks, closing on 17 July.
Further steps announced to unlock safely
Further steps have been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford to come out of lockdown safely.
Trading safely when doors reopen
Shops in Ceredigion can reopen from Monday, 22 June 2020 with advice and guidance available by the Council.
Household Waste Site Reopening
All of Ceredigion’s Household Waste Sites have now reopened. Access to all the sites is limited for essential use only to for cars with even-numbered plates on all the even days of the month and cars with odd-numbered plates on all the odd days of the month.
Grants and assistance for individuals facing hardship
A list of grants and support available for those individuals facing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.
Click and collect service available in Ceredigion's libraries
A Click and Collect service will be available in Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Cardigan and Lampeter libraries.
Frequently asked questions on returning to school
Here are a few frequently asked questions and responses for parents/carers which will help them decide whether to send their child to School from 29 June onward.
Preparations underway to reopen schools in Ceredigion
Schools in Ceredigion will start to make arrangements to reopen before the end of the summer term to ‘Check in and Catch Up’.
No change to Ceredigion services and facilities
There will be no relaxing or changing of position in relation to services and facilities at this time.
Ceredigion Household Waste Sites to reopen for essential use
Sites across Ceredigion are to reopen on different dates between 04 and 17 June.
Plans currently being put into place at the Local Authority Care Homes in Ceredigion
Ceredigion County Council is currently putting plans into place to resume indoor visits at each of the Local Authority Care Homes in Ceredigion in accordance with the announcement of the First Minister on Thursday 20th August. However, in order to ensure that these visits are planned with the correct safety measures in place, we will not be introducing these visits immediately.