Welsh Government confirms Bridgend Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place

Welsh Government has confirmed that the current pandemic restrictions are to remain in place across Bridgend County Borough for the foreseeable future.

The restrictions, which are being kept under regular review, have been imposed following a rise in local cases of coronavirus and form part of efforts to prevent the pandemic from spreading further.

Similar interventions are also in place at Cardiff, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Wrexham, Torfaen, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Llanelli, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and the Vale of Glamorgan.

While the restrictions are in place, extended temporary households can no longer form unless one of the households features just a single adult living alone.

Residents will need to work from home wherever possible, and people cannot leave, enter or remain away from the area without a reasonable excuse. All licensed premises must stop serving alcohol at 10pm, close by 10:20pm and remain shut until 6am the following day.

Businesses and schools will remain open with appropriate precautions in place, but indoor and outdoor visits to care homes are temporarily suspended. People can also travel out of the area to provide and access care, including childcare.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David, said: “These restrictions have been put in place throughout Bridgend County Borough to help control the spread of the coronavirus, and it is vitally important for us all to observe them in order to protect vulnerable members of our communities.

“They are being regularly reviewed, and will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so. If you would like to know more, please visit the coronavirus page at the Gov.Wales website.”