Powys residents are being urged to remain on their guard for COVID-19 despite a reduction in county cases and the further easing of national restrictions.
Cases numbers in the county have fallen from the very high rates seen early in the New Year with the Omicron wave but remain above 300 cases per 100,000 population with significant hotspots such as Brecon being registered.
Director of Public Health, Stuart Bourne said: “Although case numbers in the county are falling and we are now below the Welsh average, we still have significant numbers of new infections every day. Brecon in particular has the highest number of cases in Wales at present. I am asking residents to stay on their guard and follow the advice we have all got used to over the past two years regarding face mask use, social distancing and hand hygiene, and making sure they are fully vaccinated.”
Wales completed the process of moving from Covid Alert Level Two to Zero last month and new further removal of restrictions will be introduced in February following the latest Welsh Government review.
The changes will include a relaxation on the need to show a NHS Pass to enter events and later the requirement to wear a facemask.
Changes to be introduce from February 18
Changes to be introduce from February 28
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