Hospitality businesses in Radnorshire say they are “safeguarding their local community” as they reopen after the coronavirus lockdown.

The companies say they are doing everything they can to keep locals safe as tourism begins to increase once more.

In an open message to the community in the Edw Valley and surrounding area, caravan sites, yurts, cottages and B&B owners “want to work to ensure there is harmony between those living and working and those visiting when the time is right”.

The businesses include Fforest Fields, Bryncrach Caravan Site, Bryncoch Holidays, Hundred House Inn, Rhiw Villa, Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut, Nant-y-Glyn, Upper House, The Yat Guest House, Fedw Farm, Boatside Caravan Park, Edw View, Gaer Farm Holidays and The Old Stable.

“We are proud to call Radnorshire our home,” the group of businesses said in a statement.

“Although each of our tourism businesses are different; we are united in safeguarding our local community as we look to re-open our businesses after lockdown.

“Before we are able to re-open we want to reassure our friends and neighbours that we are treading cautiously and are focused on your safety. We are following guidelines and advice from policy makers, the Government, our governing bodies and business networks.

“We will do everything needed with due care and diligence. All our decisions will be weighted by our respect for our community and an understanding of the limits of our local health service.

“Tourism is an important sector for the local economy. Our guests come here because they love the rural beauty of mid Wales and want to escape their day to day. They are respectful and supportive. We want to work to ensure there is harmony between those living and working here and those visiting when the time is right.

“The date proposed by the Welsh Government for re-opening self-contained accommodation is 13th July 2020. While subject to change, this currently includes lodges, holiday cottages and static caravans with their own bathroom and kitchen. There are still question marks surrounding touring caravans, motor homes and tents but we expect updates over the coming week.

“We openly ask anyone who lives and works within the community of the Edw Valley and surrounding area to get in touch if they have any concerns or questions.

“We thank you for the support shown by so many of you during this difficult time for our businesses, families and teams.”

“We really do love where we live.”