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Coronavirus 6 May 2020 - 2.15pm general update

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

Child and family services keeping children safe

Front line staff in Swansea Council's Child and Family Services Department are still here for Swansea to take referrals and give advice to those who need it.

Anyone can contact the Child and Family Information, Advice and Assistance (I,A&A) service to have a discussion and get help.

You will speak to an experienced member of staff who can talk through your worries and agree what sort of help is required. The Integrated Information, Advice and Assistance Service can be contacted at 01792 635700  or email access.information@swansea.gov.uk

If you are very worried about a child's immediate safety please ring South Wales Police on 999 but this number should only be used for urgent concerns.

 

Info-Nation's connecting to you

Infonation, our young people's service, is running a #StayConnected campaign for young people during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Since it closed its doors on Kingsway in March as part of the effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the team has been operating online and emergency services to support young people with the daily challenges they face or if they are in crisis.

As part of its #StayConnected campaign for all young people, living in Swansea, Info-Nation is offering a Daily Digital Drop-in Every weekday, between 2 and 4pm. Its open to any young people living in Swansea.

To get in touch, contact: www.facebook.com/infonationswanseawww.instagram.com/info_nation_swansea or email info-nation@swansea.gov.uk

 

Check out our video playlist

Choosing which useful Swansea videos to watch during lockdown has just become even easier.

Our Cultural Services team has created a YouTube playlist of short films to keep you entertained and informed. They include videos put together by the council itself, partners and others using social media to positive effect.

They are featured are part of our Enjoy Swansea Bay #AtHome output - www.enjoyswanseabay.com

Currently featured on the playlist are videos on subjects ranging from craft sessions for parents and carers with pre-school children, to World War Two Swansea, and from a woodwork workshop with Swans player Connor Roberts to a lookback at a 2018 exhibition by Swansea-based artists Anna Barratt, Gemma Copp and Joan Jones.

Enjoy Swansea Bay #AtHome YouTube playlist 

 

Your route to enjoyable exercise

As so many residents are choosing to walk or cycle as part of their daily exercise regime, we've put together at the Swansea Bayways Walk and Cycle Network map to help residents take advantage of routes on their doorstep. The new map is part of the council's ongoing efforts to encourage residents in the city to choose walking or cycling as a regular method of travelling to work or school, as well as for health benefits. Download your copy of the map at swanseabayways.co.uk/cycle/

 

Support for those shielding from the virus

Swansea Council is standing-by to provide support to more people who are being advised by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Wales to shield themselves for 12 weeks in order to minimise their personal risk  from coronavirus.

Swansea Council will also be writing to all those in the city who have received the letter from the CMO to let them know that help is available for those who need it.

There is lots of information on support networks on the council website at www.swansea.gov.uk/coronavirushelp

People can also contact the council by email at Covid19@Swansea.gov.uk and they will be referred to someone who can help and who will call back, during the opening hours of 9.30 to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Those without access to email can call the council's helpline directly on 01792 636363.

 

Join in VE day activities

Take the chance to go back in time for VE Day on Friday. Despite the fact the Coronavirus crisis has prevented traditional street parties from taking place, Swansea Council's cultural services team have laid on a number of treats in honour of the big day.

Video presentations, blogs and online activities are all on the menu to celebrate a special day in our country's history. Dylan Thomas Centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Library Service and Swansea Museum are all laying on online treats and activities.

To find out more about what's happening go to www.enjoyswanseabay.com and www.swansea.gov.uk/celebrateVEdayathome 

 

Previous statements issued by the council about service provision can be found here.

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