CARDIGAN fire station has been hit by the coronavirus spike that has swept through the town.

But Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has issued assurances that cover is still available.

A spokesperson for MWWFRS said: “While this has had an effect on the station’s availability, we have implemented our business continuity management plan which has allowed us to support the station with resilience crewing.

“Over and above this, and to further protect the community, we have reviewed and increased our minimum attendance at property fires to three appliances.

“We can confirm that during the period of this pandemic, we have experienced small clusters of positive Covid-19 cases across areas of our service.

“However, our robust business continuity management planning has ensured that this has not translated into a reduced service for our communities.

“The service works closely with Public Health Wales and local test, trace, protect teams throughout scenarios where the service has experienced positive cases of Covid-19 to ensure we have effective systems and processes in place to protect the availability of our appliances and the health and well-being of our staff and wider communities.”