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Coronavirus 14 April 2020 - 3.00pm general update

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

Easter foodbank supplies

Foodbanks across Swansea have made sure families in the city have had essential food supplies during the recent Easter holidays. This was thanks to the four distribution centres across the city set up by the council to manage demand.

Businesses are being urged to please continue to show their support to ensure food supplies do not run out.  To donate contact community.action@swansea.gov.uk

 

Pharmacists thank city centre rangers

Boots' pharmacists have thanked the council's city centre rangers who have arranged for them to park in the Swansea Mobility Hire Car Park on Garden Street next to their Quadrant Shopping Centre store. This means the key worker staff can continue to work efficiently during this difficult time.

 

Economic resilience fund

Swansea businesses are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for the Welsh Government's economic resilience fund before the application process open this Friday 17 April.  More information can be found on fundchecker.businesswales.gov.wales/

 

Small business grants

Swansea Council has paid out grants to 1,500 businesses in Swansea so far, with a further 500 approved applications to be paid this week.  Queries about applications can be made by email only to business.rates@swansea.gov.uk. As staff are concentrating on making payments, a response may not be sent straight away.

 

COVID19 tracker app

The First Minister and NHS Wales are appealing to the Welsh public to download a new COVID Symptom Tracker app to help the NHS response to COVID-19 in Wales.  The app is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play or for more information, see covid.joinzoe.com

 

Child care

An updated list of emergency childcare settings, along with the critical worker criteria, can be found at: www.swansea.gov.uk/covid19schoolsandcolleges


Council staff

Council staff are being thanked for their efforts after ensuring vital services continued over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and vulnerable people in the city continued to be supported.  Many staff volunteered yet again to work outside the working week, and we are very grateful for their actions during these challenging times.

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