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This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Monday 8 March 2021.


Coronavirus stats 8 March 21

Latest update on Covid-19 cases in Swansea

New cases reported in the last seven days: 78

New cases reported per 100,000 in the last seven days: 31.6


Please exercise safely

Off for a stroll around the neighbourhood to keep the body active? Please do - and please do it safely by keeping your distance. It's important as we all tackle this pandemic.


Keep your distance

If you're heading for the petrol station to top-up on fuel for those short trips to work and essential shopping, please follow the filling station's instructions - keep your distance in the queues, wear a mask and sanitise.


Vaccination news

Swansea Bay University Health Board is urging those who've had a vaccination that they still need to keep themselves and others safe.

Please continue to keep two-metres away from people you don't live with, wear a face-covering in enclosed public places and wash your hands.

Dr Keith Reid, their director of public health said: "No vaccine is 100% effective, and we still don't know for sure how infectious (or not) a vaccinated person is.

"You could still catch Covid (even though it's unlikely to be as severe) and you could still pass it on to others."

Previous statements issued by the council about service provision can be found here.

If you are concerned you may have coronavirus you can check your symptoms using NHS Direct Wales symptom checker.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptom Checker from NHS Direct Wales

If you do have symptoms of coronavirus please follow the advice on Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus from Welsh GovernmentOpens new window

You should only contact 111 if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

COVID-19 BSL Video from Public Health Wales

Coronavirus BSL video transcript

There are more BSL guides available on Public Health Wales Youtube account. These include guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, social distancing and shielding.

Learning Disability WalesOpens new window has useful resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19), including easy read guides.

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