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Concern over increase of cases in Llanarth and New Quay

A cluster of COVID-19 cases have been identified in and around the villages of New Quay and Llanarth in Ceredigion.

Over the last few days, a number of cases have been identified in the area which is causing concern, and anyone with symptoms is encouraged to take a test.

A multi-agency Incident Management Team is monitoring the situation. Additional testing has been made available in the area and people can book a test through the UK portal: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Coronavirus Symptoms

It is advised that you get your test within five days if you have any of the following symptoms:

A new continuous cough
A high temperature
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

To help identify hidden COVID-19 cases in our communities as new variants of the virus emerge, Hywel Dda University Health Board is also encouraging you to have a test if you have any of the following symptoms and they are new, persistent and/or unusual for you:

Mild summer cold symptoms, including sore throat, runny nose, headache
Flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing; nausea; vomiting; or diarrhoea
Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test

You must self-isolate immediately for 10 days if you have any of the above symptoms and book a PCR test: www.gov.wales/coronavirus

Even if you’ve been double-vaccinated, please remember to wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask where needed and keep a social distance from others in order to keep everyone safe.

By following these good practices we can all do our bit to keep Ceredigion safe.

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