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Coronavirus 26 June 2020 - 4.00pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Friday 26 June 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

Businesses can get their staff tested for Coronavirus

We're working with Swansea Bay University Health Board and Neath Port Talbot Council to raise awareness of the NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect service among businesses across the region.

Businesses can get advice and other information about the service which encourages staff showing symptoms of the virus to get tested as quickly as possible.

There's more information available here:

New classrooms for Sea View Primary

Youngsters at Sea View Primary School will see that a £500,000 makeover has been completed when they return to school on Monday. Contractors have been busy during the lockdown completing the work which has been funded through the Welsh Government's Reducing Infant Class Sizes scheme. The work has seen the internal remodelling of all of the school's existing classrooms along with a new build extension classroom.

There's more information here:


Local contractors sought to help build new school

We're helping to run a virtual meet-the-buyer event so Swansea businesses can get involved in building a new £11.8m school for YG Tirdeunaw in Penlan. The event is taking place online on July 1 and there's more information here:


Return to school

Schools in Swansea are re-opening on Monday. Parents and carers are being contacted directly by their school outlining the specific arrangement that apply to them.

There's more information here:


Toilets re-opening 

Our public toilets are re-opening in a phased way to ensure the safety of those who need to use them. We've started with those at the city centre bus station, Langland, Caswell Bay and Oystermouth Square. More will follow.

Users will see they have been set up differently to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. So please use them appropriately.

More information here:



We are cleaning up every day after those who are littering our beaches and parks. Please think of others when you are out and about this weekend. Take your litter home with you and dispose of it thoughtfully. 

Welsh Government two-metre rules on social distancing and the five-mile rule on travel remain in place and can be found here:


Scam prevention training offer

Our Trading Standards team is inviting staff to a Skype meeting on 7 July at 11.00am about Coronavirus-related scams. The session will offer participants the chance to find out about the latest scams as well as techniques to identify someone who may have been scammed. Those who want to participate should email Ray Foulston in Trading Standards for more information.


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