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Important message - we need your help

From 6pm tonight (Tuesday 8th September 2020), the Caerphilly County Borough Council area will become an enhanced local health protection area and several new Lockdown restrictions come into force.


  • Indoor meetings and overnight stays will not be allowed
  • Mandatory face coverings indoors, including shops, for everyone over 11
  • No travelling to or from the county without a reasonable excuse


These regulations are the first made by the Welsh Government in response to the serious and imminent threat to your health, which is posed by a spike in the spread of COVID-19.


This is a real wake-up call for the whole of Gwent.


We’re aware that compliance with the basic rules has relaxed across Gwent and what started as an increase in cases in younger people is now spreading to older people. COVID-19 is a deadly virus, so please take responsibility for your actions and follow the rules.


Wash hands – and keep washing them regularly

Cover face -  over your nose and mouth where social distancing is difficult

Make space – stay at least two metres from anyone not in your household

Stay home – and get tested if you or anyone in your home has symptoms


It really is this simple.


If you’ve got any symptoms of coronavirus, you must get a test and your whole household must self-isolate immediately.

  • New continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss of taste and/or smell


Book a test here


If you are asked to self-isolate, you should do so to prevent further spread of the virus.


For information which will answer a lot of questions, please visit