Rhondda Cynon Taf currently has over 1,140 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Less than a week ago, it was reported that Rhondda Cynon Taf was also one of the areas with the highest number of coronavirus cases compared to the population.
Despite this, some people still seem to ignore the rules and not follow the guidelines for social distancing.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Chief Councilor Andrew Morgan said he can understand how people get restless over time – but he urges people to stay home and respect rules.
In a recent statement, Councilor Morgan said: “As we enter the seventh week of foreclosure, I appreciate that many people become frustrated with the situation and want to return to normalcy, however, social restrictions are still in place to slow the spread and save lives as the virus remains a very real threat to our communities – and this is demonstrated by Rhondda Cynon Taf having more than 1,140 confirmed cases.
“Unfortunately, we are aware of a number of incidents of public gatherings recently, and I would like to remind residents that this is not acceptable behavior.
“The council continues to work closely with the South Wales police to ensure that the public remains at home to help prevent the spread of the virus, with the exception of essential travel to collect supplies medical or essential purchases, work and their allocated daily exercise. “
He added: “We also continue to urge all of our residents to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines at all times when they go out.
“We know these are unprecedented times, but we must all play our own role and continue our good work.
“The message is simple – Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. “
In April, police said they were patrolling the Tonteg areas due to concerns expressed by residents.
Officers also re-visited the Tonteg area in May.
Downtown Pontypridd was also a place that many people visited during the lockout, although many stores remain closed.
Police over South Wales confirmed over the weekend that, despite strict rules still in effect, officers have been alerted to a number of incidents where they have stated that the guidelines are clearly not being followed.
These incidents included groups flocking to open spaces for sunbathing, playing football and enjoying picnics.
There were also many house parties, barbecues and large family reunions.
A little further, a woman even drove from Dorset to Cardiff to buy a car before breaking down on Newport Road.
The South Wales police have continued to give advice to locals in the past few weeks and have encouraged social distancing.