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Holiday accommodation closed for Easter

Anyone thinking of breaking the social distancing rules by travelling to Swansea or Gower over the bank holiday weekend are being warned there will be nowhere for them to stay.

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Hotels, B&Bs, holiday chalets, caravan parks, campsites, holiday apartments and any other holiday accommodation are closed apart from specific circumstances.

People living in Swansea are also being urged to follow UK government guidance and exercise close to home this weekend.

Swansea Council is issuing a reminder that council-owned car parks at four beach locations are closed to the public as part of efforts to promote social distancing and unnecessary travel during the Coronavirus crisis and other beach car parks are closed as well.

The council is also contacting all holiday accommodation to remind them of their obligations.

There are limited exemptions specifically for people who have been unable to return to their main residence since before 26th March, or are using the accommodation as their main residence or where the Council specifically asks a business to re-open for limited purposes.

The property owners must ensure they keep accurate records of any such circumstances.

Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Homes and Energy, Cllr Andrea Lewis, said: "I want to thank everyone who's been observing the government guidelines over recent weeks. By staying at home you are helping to save lives.

"Before the Easter bank holiday we are contacting all holiday accommodation providers just to remind them that they should be closed during the current restrictions.

"As soon as these are lifted we will let them know and we will look forward to welcoming visitors and tourists back to Swansea and Gower. Until then stay home and stay safe and do not travel unnecessarily."

Accommodation businesses can e-mail evh.licensing@swansea.gov.uk if they think the restrictions may apply to them and they have any queries.

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