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The RCT lockdown area mapped as local restrictions are announced

Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough is set to be the second area in Wales to go into local lockdown following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, the Welsh Government has announced.

RCT is the third largest local authority in Wales so the restrictions will affect a huge number of towns and villages and tens of thousands of people across the Rhondda, Cynon and Taff and Ely areas.

It comes after Caerphilly borough went into local lockdown earlier this month. RCT restrictions will come into force at 6pm on Thursday, September 17.

It will mean people who live locally won’t be able to enter or leave the borough council area without a “reasonable excuse”, but what places are actually included in the local lockdown?

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RCT local lockdown area

The restrictions will apply to anywhere that is covered by the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, including Aberdare, Llantrisant, Talbot Green and Pontypridd.

As well as Mountain Ash, Treherbert, Treorchy, Ferndale, Abercynon, Tonypandy, Porth, Llanharan and Hirwaun.

RCT county borough borders Merthyr Tydfil and Caerphilly to the east and Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to the south.

While Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot sit to the west and Powys to the north.

Below are some of the areas impacted by the local lockdown in RCT county, although it is not an exhaustive list.

Abernant

Abercynon

Aberdare

Brynna

Ferndale

Glyncoch

Gelli

Hirwaun

Llanharan

Llantrisant

Maerdy

Miskin

Mountain Ash

Pentre

Penygraig

Pontyclun

Pontypridd

Porth

Pontcynon

Rhigos

Stanleytown

Talbot Green

Trealaw

Treherbert

Treorchy

Tonypandy

Tonyrefail

Tonteg

Ton Pentre

Taffs Well

Treforest

Ystrad

Map of Rhondda Cynon Taf area



Map of Rhondda Cynon Taff

Lockdown start time and restrictions

The Rhondda Cynon Taf lockdown will come into force at 6pm on Thursday, September 17.

The new measures will be enforced by the local authority and police.

The new rules mean that people in Rhondda Cynon Taf:

  • Must wear a face covering in shops if they are aged over 11.
  • Can no longer meet with people from other households indoors. Extended households will not be allowed and overnight stays will be banned.
  • All licensed premises will have to close at 11pm in Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Cannot enter or leave the borough council area without a “reasonable excuse”. This includes work, if people are unable to work from home, as well as making a compassionate visit to a loved one or to provide care.
  • Can only meet others outdoors.



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