The Welsh Government has announced that the two week firebreak lockdown will begin this Friday, 23 October 2020, and last until Monday 09 November 2020, in an attempt to regain control of the coronavirus in Wales. This means that people will be required to stay at home and non-essential businesses will close.
Students are asked to stay at their university accommodation during the coronavirus firebreak lockdown, and not travel to their home addresses or stay with others.
Welsh Government has said that face to face learning should continue in universities.
Ceredigion County Council in a press release said: “Ceredigion residents who are currently away at colleges or universities across Wales or the United Kingdom must stay at those locations and not return home to the county to visit family or friends.”
“We understand that this is a challenging time for families, but travelling back and forth poses a risk of spreading the virus to new and different areas in our communities. We ask people to abide and follow these rules strictly to protect the wider community and the high percentage of elderly population that live in Ceredigion.”
Ceredigion County Council are working closely with Aberystwyth University and University of Wales Trinity St David Lampeter Campus.
All students who are studying at these universities are asked to remain in their university accommodation and not travel to their home addresses during this period. Both universities will continue to provide a combination of face to face education and online provision during this period.
Only a small cluster of coronavirus cases in Aberystwyth University had been reported.