BIKERS who stopped off in Llandovery this week flouted Government warnings to stay indoors as much as possible to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Throughout the year groups of motorbike enthusiasts are often seen outside the town's West End Cafe. Bikers took advantage of the sunny weather on Tuesday and flocked to the popular Llandovery rest spot.

A Facebook video which shows the bikers in Llandovery has stirred up a lot of anger with local residents who have hit out at them for "endangering the lives of the community."

Taking to twitter Sergeant Ian Price, a Go Safe Casualty Reduction Lead for Dyfed-Powys Police, said, "No longer will this type of social gathering be tolerated in places like West End Cafe, Llandovery, as seen yesterday."

Angela Burns AM, the Shadow Health Minister, has reacted angrily to reports of people in Wales flouting the rules on self-distancing imposed to slow and stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

“The rules are really pretty simple: Only go outside for food, health reasons, one daily exercise session, or work – if your job absolutely cannot be done from home – and stay at least six feet away from other people.

“And while the vast majority of people are abiding by these rules – which I fully understand are a shock to the system – we have seen reports of gatherings of people being broken up, pubs remaining open, groups of sunbathers being dispersed… The list goes on.

“Look, nobody wanted to introduce these severe restrictions, but these extraordinary times have made it essential. Ignoring these new rules risks lives, it’s that straightforward.”

As of this afternoon (Wednesday) reports from Go Safe Cymru say there is currently no large gatherings of bikers in the Llandovery area.

Sgt Price said: "We will maintain a presence to ensure all motorists are complying with the limits to prevent added pressure on NHS."

Mrs Burns added that the need to stay in was especially critical as data suggest that Wales is the most significant hotspot for the Coronavirus pandemic outside London.

“It might be lovely Spring weather, but it’s not a holiday,” she warned.

“People are ill, people are dying, and it is our responsibility to make sure we each take all the precautions we can.

“It is, frankly, staggering that people are being so selfish.

“Each police officer on the frontline called to disperse crowds has family and friends, too, as do our amazing NHS Wales staff. Make their jobs easier by sticking to the rules. The more we do, the quicker this dreadful pandemic will be over.”

For more information, visit Public Health Wales.