Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important! Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Information and advice on coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website. Please check the information on the website before you decide whether you need to contact 111 (all Wales coronavirus service).

Latest information

The latest official announcements from Powys County Council, Welsh Government, Powys Teaching Health Board, Public Health Wales and UK Government.

Covid-19 'fire-break'

We are currently updating our website following this afternoon's announcement by Welsh Government of a 'fire-break' to control the spread of Covid-19, which will come into force at 6pm on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Whilst we're making these changes, please visit for further information and frequently asked questions.

Powys county council:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update

Our response to Covid19 [370KB]

Powys County Council is following UK, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales advice.

Updates from our Services

Improvement notices

The following businesses have been served Covid-19 improvement notices for failure to comply with legislation. For more information on enforcement action please visit

  • The Buck Hotel, Caersws (served on 10 October)
  • Morrisons Filling Station Shop, Brecon (served on 12 October)


Volunteering: What's happening in Powys and how you can help

Community Groups: A list of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community pages on Facebook

Powys Foodbanks: Find your nearest foodbank here

Coronavirus Fraud and Scams: Information and advice about phishing emails, spoof websites, and many other scams as criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the Coronavirus.


Powys Teaching Health Board:

Information and guidance on Coronavirus COVID-19

Ensuring safe and dignified care for the deceased [615KB]


Welsh Government:

Services offered by supermarkets for elderly, disabled, vulnerable people, carers and key workers - May 2020

Welsh Government 'Covid-19: Safer Public Places Guidance'

This is a guide for owners and operators of public places to help keep people safe ahead of restrictions being relaxed and places becoming busier.

Shielding Guidance

Full shielding guidance is available here:

An easy-read version is available here:

Support for shielding people - FAQ's for Third Sector organisations [507KB]

Help and support for businesses
Support packages for business in Wales during the coronavirus outbreak.


Public Health Wales:

Public Health Wales is working closely with the Welsh Government and the other UK public health agencies to carefully monitor the situation and implement their planned response, with measures in place to protect the health of the public. 

The latest information and advice for the public
Including self-isolation advice, travel advice, guidance for schools and information for parents or carers

Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This statement will be updated daily at 3pm


Medical Help and Advice

NHS Direct Wales and NHS 111 Wales:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptom checker 
This symptom checker is suitable for anyone living in Wales and can be used for people of all ages.

This service can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
  • You need a self-isolation note for your employer

Go to the 111 coronavirus service

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus



 - wash your hands with soap and water regularly - do this for at least 20 seconds
 - always wash your hands when you get home or into work
 - use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
 - cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
 - put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
 - try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


 - do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Share this page

Facebook icon Twitter icon Email icon


Print icon