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Ceredigion Council closes schools and leisure centres

Ceredigion County Council

Ceredigion Council has issued an update on its services in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

It is following Welsh Government guidelines and will be closing all schools in the authority by the end of today (Friday, 20 March). They will also be temporarily closing a number of facilities in the area, including museums, leisure centres and other services.

Following the announcement that this week that a support package will be made to businesses, the teams at Ceredigion Council are busy working on developing and implementing the business rates reliefs announced by Welsh Government.

Aberystwyth Farmers Market will be open this Saturday for the last time until further notice.

The following areas are closed.

  • Ceredigion Museum.
  • Theatr Felinfach.
  • Ceredigion Archives.
  • Cered, Welsh language initiative.
  • Tourist Information Centres.
  • Leisure Centres.

The following will close at the end of the day today, 20 March.

  • Schools.
  • Council offices to the public.
  • Cash Offices. Payments such as Council tax can be made by phone 01545 570881 or online – www.ceredigion.gov.uk.
  • Libraries. There will be no fines for late books to Ceredigion libraries for three months.

Service areas are beginning to think of creative ways to use the internet to offer a range of services remotely and electronically.

Plans are in place for next week.

  • Staff are advised to stay at home and continue to work wherever possible. Only designated key skeleton staff will be in work.
  • Five specific centres will open on Monday 23 March to offer childcare provision for Key workers from Care Homes, Dom Care, Blue light services and NHS staff.
  • Live streaming of NERS classes will be available through the website from early next week.

A list of resources for the county including information on who is available to supply food and collect medicine is available here: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coronavirus-covid-19/list-of-resources-in-ceredigion/

All the latest information and advice is available via the Public Health Wales website: https://phw.nhs.wales/

All the latest in Ceredigion is available on the Council’s website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/coronavirus and information shared on its social media which derives from Public Health Wales. The Council can be contacted online www.ceredigion.gov.uk, by e-mail [email protected] or by phone 01545 570881.