THERE is a particular increase around Cardigan and Aberporth, which is now at 1081.3/100,000 of the population, the highest level we have seen throughout this pandemic in Ceredigion. The levels elsewhere in the county also remain high, with areas such as Lampeter and Llanfihangel Ystrad at 582.3/100,000 of the population and New Quay and Penbryn at 578.1/100,000.
The number of cases amongst people under 25 years old continues to rise. In the last 7 days, this has increased to 898.6/100,000 of the population.
These levels have been consistently high for a number of weeks and unfortunately is resulting in a number of hospital admissions.
We urge that care is taken as we go to work and socialise. COVID-19 has not gone away and we all need to continue to play our part to keep each other safe.
It is never too late to get your vaccine, this will give you the best protection against the virus as we look ahead to winter. The COVID-19 vaccine offers you protection but also offers greater protection for your loved ones and our communities. Getting vaccinated saves lives.
The booster vaccine is now being rolled out which will be followed by the rollout of the vaccine for 12-15 year olds in October. For further information regarding how to get your vaccine, visit Hywel Dda University Health Board’s website.
If you develop any symptoms, self-isolate immediately and book a test via the UK Government portal or by call 119.
The main symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to smell or taste. You should also be mindful of symptoms including a sore throat, runny nose, headache, tiredness, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhoea and generally feeling unwell.
Even if you’ve been double-vaccinated, please be respectful of others by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask where needed and keeping a social distance from other people.
By following these good practices we can all do our bit to keep Ceredigion safe.
As is the case across the country, many of our services are facing significant pressures with staff shortages. This ranges from carers to teaching assistants, cleaners, road-workers and administrative staff and many more. These are all key roles that help us deliver frontline services.
A full list of current vacancies are on the Council Careers website.
– Pic, Aberystwyth – Elkanah Evans