Coronavirus Advice

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

The situation is rapidly developing, so please click here for the Government's latest stay at home advice and here for up to date general information.

Contact details for local voluntary groups, support for mental health, support for the farming community and support for carers are detailed below. Please email if you are a support group local to Brecon and Radnorshire and you would like to be included.

A regularly updated list of links to Government guidance and news is included at the bottom of this page.

If you live in the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency and you have concerns or need help which is not available below, please email and we will do our best to assist you. 


Local Voluntary Groups and Support Groups:


COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK -

Provides a “find your local support group” service.


PAVO - or 01597 838649

Powys Association of Volunteering Organisations is co-ordinating formal health and care volunteering opportunities identified by Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board on behalf of the Community Sector Emergency Response Team (C-SERT).


Community Connectors - 01597 828649
Providing help for those who are isolated and need support. They are coordinating some of the volunteers in the community as well.


Radnor East Home Support - or 01544260360

Home Support is an established service run by the East Radnor Day Centre. They offer a variety of services such as essential shopping, a prescription delivery service, telephone monitoring calls, welfare checks and any help as necessary.  The service is fully funded by Powys County Council. 

They will also be offering a Meals on Wheels Service.


Llandrindod, Builth Wells And District Community COVID-19 Support -
Facebook group coordinating a community volunteering response for Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells and the surrounding areas.

Request for help:…/1FAIpQLSdCqGbF8IKrUQU9Yo…/viewform


Coronavirus Brecon and Surrounding Areas Support Group -
Facebook community group for Brecon and the surrounding areas to keep track of neighbours, help support vulnerable and isolated members of the community.


Yscir COVID-19 Support Team - or 07870 655669

A volunteer group delivering shopping and prescriptions within the community.


Hay On Wye COVID-19 Support -
Information during the COVID 19 pandemic for people and businesses around Hay-on-Wye from Talgarth to Peterchurch.


Hay / Talgarth Community COVID-19 Support -
Facebook group for individuals in the Hay on Wye to Talgarth area interested in providing volunteer support during the current Covid 19 outbreak.


Crickhowell Notice Board -
Community Facebook group for those in the Crickhowell area.


Rhayader COVID-19 Support Network -
Community Facebook group for those in the Rhayader area.


Knighton and District Community Support -
Community Facebook group for those in Knighton and the surrounding area.


Llanidloes COVID-19 Support Group -
Community Facebook group for those in the Llanidloes area.


Pantydwr and St. Harmon COVID-19 (coronavirus) support -
Community Facebook COVID-19 support group for those in the Pantydwr & St. Harmon area.


Ystradgynlais COVID 19 Support Group -
Community Facebook COVID-19 support group for those in the Ystradgynlais area.

Ystelfera & Ystradgynlais COVID-19 Aid Group -
Community Facebook COVID-19 support group for those in the Ystelfera and Ystradgynlais area.


Llanfyllin COVID 19 Support Group -
Community Facebook COVID-19 support group for those in the Llanfyllin area.


Totally Local Crickhowell - or email
Community Facebook group for Crickhowell


Llangynidr Coronavirus Support Group -
Community Facebook COVID-19 support group for those in the Llangynidr area.


Llangynidr Contact -
Community Facebook group for Llangynidr.

Bwlch Coronavirus Support Group -
A Facebook coronavirus support group for residents and anyone with an interest in Bwlch and surrounding areas


Llyswen / Boughrood / Llanstephan COVID-19 Volunteers -
A group coordinating volunteers to help with the community COVID-19 response.


Erwood & Gwenndwr Support Group -
A group coordinating volunteers to help with the community COVID-19 response.

Mental Health Support:

Powys Teaching Health Board

Online CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) is available through the Powys Teaching Health Board and is facilitated through SilverCloud. You can self-refer and it's easy to register and use.


Mid And North Powys Mind – 01597 824 411
Face to Face services closed are closed but they are offering telephone support and you can contact staff via their Facebook accounts or Skype if needed.


Brecon & District Mind – 01874611529
All centres are closed but they will be running small walking groups and they provide wellbeing support on phone.


Ystradgynlais Mind
Staff at Ystradgynlais Mind will be working from home for the foreseeable future. However, they will still be offering text and call support from 10.00-16.00 available on the following numbers:
07496444051 (Mon, Tue, Thurs) Text and call
07946664227 (Mon-Friday) Text only
07496444889 (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri) Text and call
07908500328 (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri) Text and call


Ponthafren Welshpool / Newtown – 01686 621586
Phone lines are open 10.00-16.00 but face to face services are now being delivered by phone or Skype.

Support for the Farming Community:

DPJ Foundation – 0800 587 4262 or text 07860 048 799

Providing support for the farming industry; their 24/7 helpline is open as usual.


Wales Young Farmers Clubs -
The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs has collated support from across Wales which is detailed on their website.

Support for Carers:

CREDU – 01597 823800

You can still get support over the phone and via social media, but they can't do groups or face to face support as normal.


Alzheimer’s Society / Dementia Connect - 01874 712083 or email
Providing support for carers and advice about Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Dementia Matters in
Providing telephone and practical support and Virtual Meeting Centres to members and carers - we are also able to offer support from trained and experienced staff and volunteers to those living with dementia, their carers and families.

UK Government Guidance: