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Coronavirus 31 March 2020 - 3.00pm general update

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives #HereForSwansea

Swans are #HereForYou

Swansea City FC is backing the volunteer recruitment campaign in our city. Club chair Trevor Birch has issued a video calling on Swans fans to join an army of volunteers who are making all the difference for those affected by Coronavirus.

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 or email


Tenants' emergency repairs service

Council tenants across Swansea continue to benefit from an emergency repair service for their homes.

To request an emergency repair tenants can phone:
Out of hours - 01792 521500 (Monday-Thursday 5.00pm-8.30am and Friday 4.30pm to Monday 8.30am)
In office hours - 01792 635100 (Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm).



Pupils entitled to free school meals are now receiving daily Grab and Go bags which include a filled roll, fruit, a muffin or similar item and a drink.

These can be collected from each pupil's emergency childcare setting at your nearest school as the children do not need to be on the school register there for them to collect. In certain circumstances such as self-isolation delivery can be considered.


Child care

Our child care settings in schools that are open providing childcare for key workers and our most vulnerable pupils are unable to take younger children under the age of three.

Children of key workers who would be eligible to attend school after Easter because they have reached the age of three are being accepted, but the advice remains that if at all possible the best place for children is in their own homes.


Tackling Poverty Service

Swansea Working and the employability support programmes continue to provide employability support; social media is being updated with latest job opportunities: and officers and residents can email or phone 01792 578632 with referrals or for direct support.


Social distancing

Thank you to everyone who is observing the rules about social distancing. South Wales Police have reported a reduction in the number of people who are travelling unnecessarily Residents are still being urged to increase their efforts to keep their distance from other people during the Coronavirus crisis. Get the latest government guidance here:

Government guidance on accessing green space is here:


City centre car parking

Car parking in Swansea city centre is free. However, Park and Ride, St David's and Quadrant car parks are closed. These changes are in the interests of key workers and those who have to visit the city centre to do their shopping. This will help prevent people from making unnecessary bus journeys on park and ride buses and people congregating at the St David's and Quadrant sites


Those staff who have to work from the office or attend business-critical face-to-face meetings should ensure that they space themselves at least 2m apart from colleagues while there. Hand-washing with soap and water should be undertaken when you arrive at the building, use the kitchen or bathroom and at regular intervals through the day.

To support essential services there will be no enforcement of the time restrictions for Guildhall permit holders in the rotunda. There will also be no enforcement in the civic centre east car park, the central parking area (near security) and the western parking bays with the exception of disabled parking bays

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