LAKE Vyrnwy and Llyn Clywedog are closed to visitors due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Water company Hafren Dyfrdwy has taken the difficult decision to shut its visitor sites to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

The company says that after a very busy weekend, and with government advice for everyone to keep two metres apart, it became clear that it was sensible to close the sites, which are located in Powys.

Dominic Robinson, Visitor Site Experience Lead at Hafren Dyfrdwy, said: “This wasn’t an easy decision but it’s absolutely the right decision as we try to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

“We know how popular the sites are but the wellbeing and safety of our visitors, communities and colleagues is the most important thing at this time.”

The closures will be in place for the foreseeable future, and all events and activities such as watersports will be cancelled.

“We’d encourage all of our customers to follow government guidelines to keep at least two metres apart and to not travel unless necessary,” said Dominic.

“We hope everyone understands and supports our decision.”