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Coronavirus 29 March 2020 - 12.00 noon general update

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Sunday 29 March 2020.

Latest Coronavirus update on Sunday 29 March 2020

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Social distancing

City residents are being urged to increase their efforts to keep their distance from other people during the Coronavirus crisis.

The latest official government advice urges residents to stay at home and only venture out for exercise once a day, for essential shopping for food or medicine or to go to work when there is absolutely no option to work from home.

Whenever people are out they need to maintain social distancing by staying at least two metres from one another unless they are in their own household group.

Get the latest government guidance here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Government guidance on accessing green space is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces

 

Volunteer to help your community
People are being urged to sign-up and join an army of volunteers who are making all the difference for those affected by Coronavirus.

The people of Swansea have stepped up to the plate to help support the most vulnerable in communities to keep them safe and supported, but we need more people to come forward during this difficult situation.

Those who are able to help out can sign-up by going online to Swansea Council for Volunteering Service (SCVS) which is co-ordinating the volunteering recruitment campaign locally.

For more information, visit www.scvs.org.uk/coronavirus-vols or email covid19@scvs.org.uk

 

Local Area Co-ordination

Local Area Co-ordinators (LAC) are supporting local communities by taking the details of those in need of support and putting them in touch with volunteers who can help.

LAC cannot do shopping for people as they need to do their essential co-ordinating work. If you need this support, or equally, if you would like to volunteer to help a neighbour in this way contact details for LACS can be found at www.swansea.gov.uk/localareacoordination

 

Swansea Market

Swansea Market businesses are doing their bit for city communities despite the closure of the city centre venue on Saturday.

A number of stallholders are setting up a home delivery service to provide essential food supplies to local households.

Stallholders' contact details - www.swanseaindoormarket.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-update/ 

 

Bus station

Swansea's main bus station will be closed to the public after Sunday 29 March.

The action by Swansea Council is aimed at preventing groups of people congregating in the station during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Bus operators are also changing their timetables, so travellers should check with them before setting out. First Group information for Swansea can be found here.

Alternative drop off and pick up points for local bus services will be at St Mary's Church on Princess Way and Caer Street. Coaches will pick up passengers from Wellington Street.

Other bus stops across Swansea are not affected.

 

Recycling

From Monday, 30 March, we are asking residents to leave out their waste and recycling for kerbside collection by 6.00am rather than the usual 7.00am. This is to help us assist getting rounds completed during the coronavirus crisis. Thank you for your support.

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