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Cardigan public houses contacts asked to be vigilant

The Red Lion public house in Cardigan. Credit: Google

People in the Cardigan locality are asked to take extra precautionary measures as evidence emerges that the coronavirus is spreading in the community.

This community transmission derives from a cluster of cases following social events at public houses in the town, with the potential of hundreds of contacts being affected.

If you were a customer who went to either The Bell or Red Lion Cardigan on or after 9 November 2020, you are asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date you last visited either public house. If you are a close contact of someone who visited the premises after 9 November 2020, you must be particularly vigilant and refer yourself for a test if you feel at all unwell. This will help stop the coronavirus from spreading. Both premises have now voluntarily closed.

Symptoms and how to book a test

Anyone with symptoms, no matter how small, must follow self-isolation guidance and arrange a test immediately, only leaving home to get tested. No one should go to work or leave the house if they have any symptoms. You can apply for a test on https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or by calling 119.

Do not hesitate to book a test if you have any symptoms – there is no need to be embarrassed about needing to get a test. But you should only get a test if you have any symptoms. A negative test one day does not mean that you won’t be positive on another day. This is why the next 14 days are critical to stop the spread of the virus. If you’ve been identified as a contact, you must still self-isolate for the full 14 days, regardless of a negative test result.

Usual COVID-19 symptoms include a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. If you have been to one of the above establishments, be vigilant to any other changes in your health and ensure that you book a test if needed.


Ceredigion Council is asking the residents of Cardigan and surrounding area to strictly follow the guidelines so that we can keep each other safe:

  • Keep a 2m social distance from each other when out and about;
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • Limit your social contact;
  • Work from home wherever possible;
  • Wear a face mask in indoor public places, shops and on public transport.