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Caerphilly Borough in Lockdown Posted on 8 Sep 2020

Welsh Government Statement


Following a sharp increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Caerphilly County, new restrictions have been introduced to reduce the spread of the virus and protect public health for people living in the area.

The restrictions come into force at 6pm on 8 September 2020 and will be kept under review.

These restrictions will apply to everyone living in the Caerphilly County area:

  • People will not be allowed to enter or leave the Caerphilly County Borough Council area without a reasonable excuse;
  • Everyone over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in indoor premises open to the public, such as shops (in addition to 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 – people will not be able to meet other people from other households indoors for the time being. People will also not be able to form an extended household with another household (this is sometimes known as “bubbles”). This means meeting indoors with anyone outside your family is not allowed at the moment unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person.

Meeting people

If you live in the Caerphilly County Borough area, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus you should not:

  • Host people from any other households in your home. This is because extended household (or “bubbles”) are no longer allowed for people living in the area.
  • Visit people you do not live with in their home, no matter where that is.
  • Meet anyone from outside your own household in any indoor hospitality setting, such as pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants.

But you can still meet people from other households outdoors, for example, in gardens or public outdoor areas, but it is important you maintain a 2m distance at all times to protect yourself and others.

Face coverings

Everyone over the age of 11 must wear face coverings while in shops and any other indoor public place, unless they are eating or drinking there. This is in addition to the legal requirement that already applies (across Wales) to wear face coverings on public transport. 

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