CEREDIGION County Council has outlined its initial plans to prepare and respond to coronavirus.
Measures to ensure staff safety are being put in place to keep vital services running.
There are discussions around deploying staff from non-essential services to support increased demand elsewhere, with necessary training provided.
These included weekly meetings of COVID-19 Gold Command, working with joint statutory partners, along with daily meeting with sub-groups to discuss developments.
Ceredigion County Council leader, Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn said: “The work that Ceredigion County Council’s COVID-19 Gold Command Group is doing to prepare the county is a priority.
“The Council recognises its duty of care to its employees as well as everyone else who may come into contact with our work and the people of Ceredigion. Staff are being kept informed of the situation as it develops. In turn, these members of staff contact the relevant service users to ensure they are aware of the changes.
“It is without doubt that Coronavirus will have an effect on us all in one way or another. The public should ensure that they check Public Health Wales’ advice daily.”
A statement adds that following Government advice, those aged 70 or older, those with chronic illness and those who are pregnant are advised to work from home.
All events and activities at schools, exercise schemes, Theatr Felinfach and Amgueddfa Ceredigion Musuem are being cancelled for the foreseeable future along with the mobile library service
Staff will be provided with advice and guidance and where appropriate protective equipment while the council office canteens have been closed.
“Enhanced cleaning is undertaken in schools where staff or children are showing symptoms and where required, the school is closed for cleaning,” adds a council statement.
Visitor protocol to protect residential care homes has been developed with potential to restrict numbers in the coming weeks. Porth y Gymuned will keep in contact with vulnerable individuals.
Anyone self-isolating is advised to double bag waste.
All the latest information and advice is available via the Public Health Wales website phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus.
All the latest in Ceredigion is available at ceredigion.gov.uk/coronavirus.