Day centres for older people in Powys will temporarily close from Friday in response to the coronavirus.

The council is putting in place support for those people who will require a meal and personal care, which they normally receive at the day centres.

Powys County Council is asking residents to consider elderly people in their communities who may be at risk of isolation and reach out to them by telephone.

Day centres to close from Friday

• Park Day Centre, Newtown.

• Maesywennol, Llanidloes.

• East Radnor Day Centre, Presteigne.

• Arlais Day Centre, Llandrindod Wells.

• Arosfa, Brecon.

• Canolfan, Ystradgynlais.

Day centres that have already closed

• Ann Holloway Welshpool.

• Day centre at Bethshan, Newtown.

• Hafal Crossroads, Machynlleth.

Welshpool’s Day Centre is offering hot meals to others in the community, as are Hafal Crossroads in Machynlleth. Bethshan in Newtown will continue to support by providing meals to the clients who would have attended the centre.

Cabinet member with responsibility for adult social care, Cllr Myfanwy Alexander, said: “In difficult times like these, we have to make some tough decisions. We know very well how much our day centres are valued by those who use them and by their families but our priority has to be the safety of the vulnerable."

She added: "We have plans in place to support people in their own homes and I will greatly look forward to calling in for a cup of tea when the service is resumed when the crisis is over.”

Anyone who has questions about the day centre closures in North Powys should contact Powys Council by phoning 07990 645847 or e-mail

Any queries regarding day centres in South Powys will be answered by phoning 01874 612134 or by e-mailing