The list of services and buildings closing in Ceredigion is rising as the county continues preparations to combat the coronavirus crisis, but new centres will open on Monday to provide childcare for key workers.

In its latest update, Ceredigion council said that all schools, council offices, cash offices and libraries will be closed at the end of today (Friday).

Ceredigion Museum, Theatr Felinfach, Ceredigion Archives, Cered, Tourist Information Centres and the county’s leisure centres are all already closed.

As schools close, the council said that “five specific centres will open on Monday, 23 March, to offer childcare provision for key workers from care homes, domiciliary care, blue light services and NHS staff.”

No further details have yet been released.

Aberystwyth Farmers Market will be open this Saturday for the last time until further notice.

The council said there will be no fines for late books to Ceredigion libraries for three months while the county battles the virus.

The council said that work is developing on implementing the business rates reliefs being announced by Welsh Government, and that “service areas are beginning to think of creative ways to use the internet to offer a range of services remotely and electronically”.

Council staff are advised to stay at home and continue to work wherever possible, with “only designated key skeleton staff” in work.

A list of resources for the county including information on who is available to supply food and collect medicine is available online at