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Please enjoy Swansea attractions responsibly

Residents and visitors alike are being urged to enjoy our city's parks and beaches responsibly as the lockdown eases over the coming weeks.

Rotherslade keep your distance

Swansea Council has been putting up extra signage around parks and other visitor destinations to remind people to stay home if unwell, maintain social distancing if they're not part of the same household or an extended household and to wash their hands regularly.

The council is taking action to remind residents of the physical distancing rules as part of its 'Enjoy Swansea Bay. Responsibly.' campaign.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said it's good news for residents and for local business that the Welsh Government has lifted the five-mile travel guidance and eased a number of other restrictions.

He said: "It's great to hear that the restrictions are being lifted and demonstrates the value of a common-sense and careful approach to easing the lockdown. The coronavirus transmission rate has been reducing over time and that is making these changes possible.

"But it's really important that residents, visitors and businesses alike continue to observe the two-metre rule when they are out and about and that's why we've been putting up reminder signs at some of our most popular locations.

"The unfortunate fact is that the coronavirus has not gone away and the pandemic is not over. It's still with us and we still need to stay safe, protect each other and the NHS. We can all continue to help save lives."

Residents venturing out will see reminder signs at places like Singleton Park, The Promenade, Marina and all our parks across the city.

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that the five-mile travel guidance was being ended from July 6 and that from July 11 some tourism operations will be allowed to reopen.

Council beach car parks have re-opened and council-operated public toilets are being re-opened in a phased approached. At the moment those open are: city centre Bus Station, Caswell, Oystermouth Square, Langland Bay, Rhossili, Port Eynon, Horton, Singleton Park and Brynmill Park.

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