Ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend, Ceredigion County Council is warning residents that there has been no changes to the restrictions currently in place.

People should continue to stay home and not travel unless it is essential.

In the United Kingdom, more than 30,000 people have died from the coronavirus and more than 1,000 people have died in Wales. Although the figures remain relatively low in Ceredigion, this is not the time to be complacent.

Ceredigion County Council’s priority is the health, wellbeing and safety of the county's residents, and actions are in place to ensure that this will not be compromised. By adhering to the rules that are in place, we can keep the number of people infected by the coronavirus in Ceredigion low.

Most shops and businesses remain closed, and people should only go out to buy food, for health reasons, to exercise locally, or to travel to work, but only when it’s not possible to work from home.

Accordingly, all second home owners in Ceredigion have received a letter this week reminding them not to leave their main residence to visit their second home in the county, as this could contribute to the spreading of the coronavirus, as well as putting pressure on local services.

Remember that you should keep a distance of 2m with other people, wash your hands often for 20 seconds, and not go out if you have any symptoms of the coronavirus, are waiting a test or test results, or if you have a confirmed case, and you must follow the self-isolation rules.

Therefore, with fine weather forecasted for this weekend, enjoy a picnic at home, rather than travelling to a public place.

Thank you to everyone who are already adhering to these guidelines in order to keep Ceredigion alive and kicking.

Stay apart to play your part. Stay home. Save lives.

• Regular updates on the situation in Ceredigion are provided on the Council website.
• You can keep up to date on Ceredigion County Council Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
• The infection and death rates across Wales are updated daily by Public Health Wales here.