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Coronavirus 1 July 2020 - 4.00pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Wednesday 1 July 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

Books are back

Lovers of the printed word are now able to get the books they wish for as Swansea Libraries have launched a 'Phone and Pick Up' book service for local residents.

The service is operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays out of Swansea Central, Gorseinon, Morriston and Oystermouth libraries. 

More details about how the service works are available via the library pages on the council website: www.swansea.gov.uk/orderabook

 

Culture on cue

While our local cultural attractions might still be closed, there's lots happening online. Right now you can find Swansea history talks on Youtube, created in partnership with the Fusion Programme.

There's also The Come Together Cast - Swansea's feel-good community culture podcast, designed to highlight the amazing work happening in our communities, during lockdown and beyond. Find more here:. www.buzzsprout.com/1016221

 

Start-up grants

Small start-up businesses in Swansea should apply as quickly as possible for the chance to get a £2,500 grant as part a Wales-wide scheme unveiled by the Welsh Government.

The scheme is open to those who've started up a business between April 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020 and is designed as a lifeline to help them through the pandemic.

There's more information and advice for businesses on www.swansea.gov.uk/covid19adviceforbusinesses

 

Bulky waste

Residents who need their bulky waste taken to the tip can opt to make use of our bulky waste service. However the service has made a few changes to ensure social distancing  between residents and the team collecting the waste can be maintained.

To find out more please go to the link here: www.swansea.gov.uk/bookbulkcollection

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