Ceredigion residents are being urged to strictly follow the coronavirus guidelines as the number of cases in Ceredigion increases.

Social distancing must be adhered to at all times in order to protect yourself, your family and friends and the community, a spokesperson for Ceredigion Council has said.

New rules issued by the Welsh Government have now come into force, which include:

• Allowing only six people to meet indoors (this does not include children 11 and under). Those individuals must be part of an extended household;

• Making face coverings mandatory in indoor public places, like shops;

• Reminding people to work from home, wherever possible;

• Providing new enforcement powers to Local Authorities.

There will be no change to the current rules on creating exclusive extended households in Wales and no change to the rules on meeting outdoors.

We can all play our part to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, and remember to always keep a 2m social distance and wash your hands regularly.

The main coronavirus symptoms include:

• a high temperature

• a new, continuous cough

• a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If you have any of the above symptoms, ensure that you and your immediate household self-isolate immediately. Visit the Welsh Government’s website to book a test gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test, or call 119.

Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days from when their symptoms started. Anyone in your household who does not have symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms. If your test result comes back positive, the Contact Tracing team will contact you with further guidance on the next steps.

All the latest information and advice regarding the coronavirus can be found on Ceredigion County Council’s website: ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coronavirus