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Coronavirus 17 September 2020 - 4.30pm

This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Thursday 17 September 2020.


Update on Covid-19 cases at our schools

Our schools are taking immediate action as soon as it's known a pupil or member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

Our priority is to protect pupils and staff, as well as families and the wider community and that's why we take a number of clear actions.

Steps may include class groups or year-groups who've been in contact with the positive case having to self-isolate. Letters will be sent to parents of pupils who were in contact with the positive case telling them what to do. Parents of other children in the school are also kept informed by letter.

Our message to families is that they should listen to the advice from their school head teachers and information contained in the letters they receive which provide all the information they need to take action and to stay safe.

So far in Swansea pupils at Trallwn and Dunvant primary schools along with Olchfa Comprehensive have been asked to self-isolate in line with Welsh Government guidance. Their parents are being advised by their schools and the TTP service.


We're investing £1m more in park play areas

Parks and play facilities across our city are to benefit from a £1m investment fund agreed by Cabinet today.

A share of the new pot, which will be used to improve or refurbish existing playgrounds and equipment or create new facilities, will be made available to all councillors.

Our parks were open throughout the pandemic and when children's play areas were re-opened as the lockdown eased thousands of residents made use of them.


Recycling bags now available at libraries

Seven community libraries are now stocking garden waste bags and all other recycling sacks and bins.

As lockdown has eased libraries at Brynhyfryd, Oystermouth, Llansamlet, Morristion, Gorseinon Penlan and Pennard have been resupplied by our recycling team.

However, visitors are urged to phone ahead before making a special trip to ensure they have sufficient stocks and if you're purchasing a garden waste bag please bring the exact money with you as change won't be given. Find out more, including details on revised library opening times, here:



Summer facilities extended in Swansea

Summer has been extended to 27 September at our Blackpill Lido. As well as that crazy golf fans can also enjoy more time on the 'links' at Southend and Singleton at weekends until 27 September.

However, visitors to these locations should continue to play their part by keeping socially distanced from people not in their extended household group.



Covid-19 information leaflets are being delivered to city homes

Households across our city will soon be receiving important coronavirus information through their letterboxes.

Swansea Bay University Health Board together with Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Councils, have produced the leaflet to provide residents with key advice and details of how to stay up to date with local coronavirus information. There's more information here:


Residents urged to stick to new Covid-19 rules

We're urging residents to stick by the new rules on coronavirus introduced by the Welsh Government.

Details about the new rules regarding the wearing of face coverings in indoor public spaces can be found here:

Details about the new restrictions on the number of people allowed to meet indoors can be found here: 


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