January 26, 2021

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Support for residents needing to self-isolate

CEREDIGION County Council are working with third sector partners to support individuals and families who need to self-isolate due to COVID-19.

Ceredigion County Council and partner organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Cardigan area.

Over the last week, there has been a significant number of cases and there is evidence through the work of the Contact Tracing Team that there is widespread community transmission. It is thought that a number of ‘super spreader’ events have led to this situation.

Following a meeting of the Cardigan Incident Management Team held on Sunday, 22 November 2020, a decision has been made that 7 schools and 2 nurseries will be closed from Monday, 23 November 2020 and will re-open on Monday, 7 December 2020.

During this next fortnight, residents who have been told to self-isolate for 14 days, but do not have family, friends or a local support network, can call Ceredigion County Council on 01545 570881 or clic@ceredigion.gov.uk who will triage your query to our team of Community Connectors, or to the most appropriate team, who will work with you to establish your needs.

Porth y Gymuned are also regularly updating resource lists which are available on the Ceredigion County Council website: Resources for the Community.

If you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace, protect service (TTP) and been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to Financial Support under the Self-Isolation Support Payment Scheme A £500 fixed payment will be available to people on a low income who are unable to work from home and as a consequence will suffer a loss of income. To check if you are eligible for this payment and to make an application please follow this link: Self-isolation Support Payment.

Online, there is a further list of individual hardship grants which can be viewed here.

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