DYFED Powys Police has warned it will take action after they received a tip-off that an illegal house party was being planned to take place in Builth Wells.

The force tweeted it had received information that a house party was being arrange for Friday night and said it would take action.

“Information has been received about a planned house party in Builth Wells this evening,” Radnorshire Police tweeted from their account just after 4.30pm on October 16.

“This breaches the COVID19 regulations and any persons found is liable to be fined.”

It follows on from news that Builth Wells Rugby Club was ordered to close by Powys County Council on the same day after it received proof that the premises was flouting coronavirus restrictions.

The local authority’s public protection team issued its first coronavirus closure notice on Thursday, October 15, when the following breaches were observed at the club:

• Failure to ensure a two-metre distance between persons on the premises

• Staff and customers on the premises not wearing appropriate PPE

• Premises not operating table service

• Not complying with Covid-19 requirements regarding opening hours

The club will now remain closed until it can make the significant improvements required.

The Welsh Government states that the general rule is you cannot meet socially with people who aren’t in your extended household indoors. In addition, as of September 14, meetings or gatherings indoors even within your extended household must be limited to six people (not including any children aged under 11). This applies in places like pubs and restaurants as well as in people’s homes.

Coronavirus spreads much more easily indoors, because it can survive in the atmosphere and on surfaces for a very long time without direct sunshine and adequate ventilation.

Welsh law imposes restrictions on people gathering indoors with others without a reasonable excuse (certain of which are listed in the regulations). This means people should not generally enter each other’s homes outside their extended household. This includes young children.