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Coronavirus 9 June 2020 - 3.30pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

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Carers Week

At a time when they've never been needed more, we're paying tribute to more than 30,000 carers in our city who take care of a loved one in need of support.

This week is National Carers week and the aim this year is to give visibility to the incredible unpaid work they do supporting friends or a family member.

Clive Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Adult Services has added his pledge to champion support for unpaid carers and we'll be lighting up the Guildhall on Thursday evening as part of our support for the visibility campaign.

If you are a carer or know someone who is, you can find more information about the services on offer from the council and our partners here: www.swansea.gov.uk/carers

There's also information available from Swansea Carers Centre on their new website launched this week at: www.swanseacarerscentre.org.uk/

 

Recycling centres

Around 1,200 visitors a day are taking advantage of the services on offer at our city's recycling centres.

Since the service re-opened a steady flow of visitors throughout the day has made the experience a safe and simple experience for both staff and residents.

Thanks to the great way residents have responded to the re-opening of the recycling centres, things have gone really smoothly

Before setting out on a visit to your recycling centre please check out the information on this link: www.swansea.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

 

Tackling period poverty

We're supporting a group set up to tackle period poverty to keep its work going in communities across the city.

Swansea Takes On Period Poverty (STOPP), which is supported by Swansea Council, is delivering to food banks and individuals who've contacted them directly and are dropping off every couple of weeks to members of the Swansea Women's Asylum Seekers and Refugees group.

Before the Covid-19 crisis began STOPP received £5,000 from the council as part of the community element of the Welsh Government's Period Dignity grant which it used on a range of reusable period products and a range of plastic free disposable products.

Despite lockdown changing their plans, STOPP has given out more than 500 packs since the crisis started.

 

Schools update

Thousands of parents and pupils now have access to FAQs and a helpline to find out more about the re-opening of schools in Swansea later this month, in line with Welsh Government guidance.

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

In the coming weeks parents will be updated by the council and the Welsh Government on arrangements.

 

Road resurfacing projects start in city communities

Road resurfacing work is continuing today in Heol Las, Birchgrove, as part of a project to resurface 10 city roads in the space of a fortnight.

Highways teams are taking advantage of lower than normal levels of traffic to carry out the work at a number of locations. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Heol Llangyfelach in Felindre will be closed for road resurfacing, weather permitting.

There's more information about the resurfacing programme as part of Swansea Roadwatch here: www.swansea.gov.uk/roadwatch

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