Powys Council is focusing its resources on essential services such as adult and children's social services, its leader has said.

A cabinet meeting had been due to look at a major schools investment programme in North Powys, and the 2019/20 budget situation.

The independent councillor for Llangynidr is today taking part in a conference call with other Welsh council leaders.

Cllr Harris said in a statement on social media: “I hope you are keeping well and have access to the food and medicine at this rather difficult unprecedented time.”

Cllr Harris explained that the council would now be concentrating on providing essential services which includes adult and children’s social services.

She added that the authority was in constant touch with Powys Teaching Health Board and the Welsh Government.

Cllr Harris added: “I would like to thank all those in our communities who have helped so much, lots of people, we appreciate it.

“Look after yourselves and take the advice offered nationally, keep safe.”

An exempt item would have been discussed at the meeting about extending the interim leadership arrangements in the education service.

This would see interim chief education officer Lynette Lovell continue in her role as the service looks to address the recommendations of a highly critical Estyn inspection.