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Coronavirus 13 May 2020 - 3.00pm general update

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Wednesday 13 May 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

Advice and support for children and young people in one place

Details about the advice and support available for children and young people in Swansea to help them manage life in lockdown are now all in one place.

As part of the #StayConnected campaign for all young people living in Swansea, these web pages highlight a whole range of emotional and wellbeing services. They include helplines and support to meet whatever the worry or need that arises.

Whatever the question, however silly or trivial it might seem to some, it's about helping children and young people deal with what matters and what is happening to them. www.swansea.gov.uk/coronavirushelpcyp

 

Gorseinon Primary and PRU making progress

Good progress is being made on two major school investment projects in Swansea. Working safely by observing social distancing rules, contractors remain on site at the new build for Gorseinon Primary and the new Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Cockett.

Swansea Council and the Welsh Government are funding the schools.

The £6.9m new school for Gorseinon is being built on a corner of Parc-y-Werin and is on target to open in the autumn term. It is being delivered by Andrew Scott Ltd.

The new purpose-built PRU will provide staff and pupils with attractive facilities all on one site, replacing outdated accommodation at Brondeg House in Manselton, the Step-Ahead site in Cockett and the Arfryn Education Centre in Penlan.

 

Pets of the vulnerable won't go hungry

Swansea residents who make use of the city's foodbanks and who are also pet owners have access to additional items thanks to the support of businesses. Our Cultural Services team has contacted a number of local suppliers and they have been overwhelmed by the thousands of items of pet food supplied by these businesses.

Pet food, where required, is now being included in foodbank parcels. It started going out last week, is available at food banks and is included in crisis care packages if needed. The goods have been donated by a number of companies, including Pet Superstore Swansea, Burns Pet Nutrition, Cambrian Pet Foods Ltd and Pets Choice.

Read more on www.swansea.gov.uk/FoodbankPets

 

Stay At Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

Residents are being reminded that the Welsh Government guidance for staying safe from Coronavirus remains largely unchanged.

You can now exercise more than once a day but you must exercise locally to your home. There has been no change to the requirement that you should not travel or drive to another location for exercise. So please do not travel to parks, beauty spots or beaches.

Garden centres are allowed to re-open but only where they can comply with the two-metre distancing duty. The Welsh Government statement can be found here: https://gov.wales/wales-extends-coronavirus-lockdown

 

Bulky waste collection services resumes

Our bulky waste collection service has now resumed and is taking bookings from residents. Full details about how to book and the important social distancing and other steps which must be taken to keep householders and the service team safe are available on www.swansea.gov.uk/bookbulkcollection

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