Libraries and leisure centres across Caerphilly County Borough will close from 3.30pm today in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
A statement on the council’s website reads: “Due to the ongoing spread of the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) and updated Public Health Wales guidelines – we have taken the decision to close all of our facilities with immediate effect, for the foreseeable future.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly but at this time our user’s safety must take priority.”
All council visitor attractions, such as Llancaiach Fawr, will also close.
All council meetings have been cancelled and payment offices in Newbridge and Pontlottyn are also closed for the foreseeable future.
Earlier this week the council cancelled the Big Cheese and the Risca Beach Party events for 2020 and postponed the Caerphilly Food Festival – due to be held on May 2.
The council has now confirmed that the Caerphilly 10k race has been postponed from May 17 to Sunday, September 13.
The Nikwax Caerphily Challenge – Wild Boar due to take place on May 2 has also been cancelled.
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Latest information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to be mild.
Coronavirus is a viral disease that can cause coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. It can be more severe in older people, those with weakened immune systems and some long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer.
Source: Public Health Wales