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Coronavirus 2 July 2020 - 3.15pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Thursday 2 July 2020.

#StayHomeSaveLives  #HereForSwansea

We're helping keep Swansea safe

Thousands of workers in private and council care homes, other care settings and frontline services in Swansea have benefited from more than 3.5m items of personal protection equipment supplied by the council.

Throughout the pandemic a small team of council staff based at the Civic Centre have procured quality masks, aprons, gloves, goggles, hand sanitiser and other PPE from around the world to help keep services going and residents safe.

The most-procured items so far include 785,000 white aprons, 632,881 surgical face masks and over a million pairs of gloves.


Wales Airshow

Fans of the amazing Wales Airshow have the chance to tune in for a digital celebration of their much-loved two-day event.

The event was due to take place this weekend but, like so many other events, it has had to be postponed to next year due to the pandemic.

Even so fans can join in a special digital event on Saturday between 11.00am-5.00pm. 

Find out more by going to:


Books are back

Book lovers are now able to get the stories they wish for in their favourite format thanks to a  Phone and Pick Up' book service launched by our library services.

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


At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a council decision was made, in an immediate response to the crisis, that no employee would receive a financial detriment as a result of this pandemic.  This was established to deal with the immediate and urgent need to support employees in potential financial hardship who are unable to work due to operational and /or shielding requirements.

As more services are returning to normal business, the pay average calculation which affected pay in April, May and June will not be taking place for future pay-runs.

However, to continue to support those who are unable to return to work due to shielding/closed buildings etc and could be facing potential financial difficulty, Heads of Service/ Managers will be liaising with the Service Centre providing lists of employees who may still be affected. If you believe you are still affected you should speak to your line manager in the first instance.

Any further queries relating to this can be directed to the Service Centre Helpdesk,

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