Local lockdown restrictions
Welsh Government has announced a range of new measures which came into force within Caerphilly County Borough on Tuesday 8 September.
When these restrictions were introduced by Welsh Government, it was agreed that they would be reviewed after two weeks and then weekly thereafter, as appropriate.
The restrictions apply to everyone living or working in the area and to people who may want to visit:
- People will not be allowed to enter or leave the Caerphilly County Borough Council area without a reasonable excuse (details of these can be found on the CCBC website page listed above).
- Everyone over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in indoor places, which are open to the public, such as shops, as well as on public transport. (There are some limited exemptions for people with disabilities and medical conditions – these are the same as for public transport).
- People will only be able to meet outdoors for the time being. People will not be able to meet members of their extended household indoors or form an extended household (sometimes known as a “bubble”).
This means meeting indoors (in people’s houses, in a pub or elsewhere) with anyone you don’t live with is not allowed at the moment unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person.
Additionally, hospitality businesses in Wales will have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm and provide table service only. All off-licences, including supermarkets, will also stop selling alcohol at 10pm.
The new restrictions will apply to everyone living within the Caerphilly County Borough Council area. Click here to check if your post code is in the lockdown area.
Cllr Philippa Marsden, Leader of Council, said "It is clear that we are seeing positive signs of progress, but we are not out of the woods yet. I would like to thank each and every one of our residents and the business comunity for continuing to adhere to these guidelines.
"We know it hasn't been easy, however the data shows that the picture is looking postive and the infection rate is falling. It is so pleasing to see the community spirit, strenght and resilience of local people really shining through."
Following the announcement we have received thousands of questions and comments across all of our communication channels. We have captured these and worked closely with Welsh Government to create a set of frequently asked questions which will hopefully address many of your concerns and queries.
We will continue to work closely with Welsh Government to add to these as the situation progresses.