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Coronavirus 8 June 2020 - 3.00pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Monday 8 June 2020.

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Schools update

We have published some FAQs and opened a helpline as part of our work to keep parents and carers well-informed ahead of our schools re-opening our schools later this month in line with Welsh Government guidance. 

The FAQs can be found here: www.swansea.gov.uk/returntoschoolFAQs

We've already written to parents of pupils at city schools to reassure them we are working closely with schools and other partners to plan for a safe re-opening of schools in Swansea.

We will also be sharing further guidance from the Welsh Government on managing facilities and logistical arrangements. 

 

Thousands supported by Swansea's foodbanks

More than 4,200 families and individuals have received emergency food parcels from a food bank and services network which has stepped up its work to be here for the people of Swansea during the pandemic.

Additionally, more than 9,000 hot meals have been supplied by the Swansea Together initiative, the Swansea Muslim Community Service and the Sameera Foundation.

Swansea Council, community, partnership and destination staff are running four food distribution centres in community centres across the city. These support foodbanks with supplies to ensure they are able to cope with the increased demand.

Food banks

 

Road resurfacing projects start in city communities

We're working on 10 small-scale road resurfacing projects in the coming fortnight to help keep the city moving during the pandemic.

Roads in Morriston, Townhill, Fforestfach and Birchgrove are set for work to take place over the coming fortnight, mostly lasting one day each.

The programme, which is subject to suitable weather conditions, kicked-off over the weekend on Kingsway, Fforestfach.

The schemes are all part of the council's highways team's efforts to keep the city on the move by carrying out work while roads are generally quieter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. There's more details on our Roadwatch site: www.swansea.gov.uk/roadwatch

 

Emergency repairs keep tenants safe

Our housing maintenance teams are continuing to assist council tenants with emergency repairs at their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Wales went into lockdown in March the emergency repair team has been on stand-by the whole time and has responded to more than 1,000 call-outs, tackling issues such as boiler failures, burst water pipes or faults with electricity supplies.

Many of the repairs were completed as part of Swansea Council's 'out of hours' service with teams going the extra mile to ensure council tenants have access to normal home comforts.

 

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