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Coronavirus updates #HereForSwansea

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This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Thursday 24 September 2020.

#HereForSwansea

Take action now to protect communities from spread of Covid-19

We're asking the people of our city take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city. Anyone who think they have symptoms of the virus must self-isolate at home immediately and seek a test. Anyone who lives with them must self-isolate too.

Public Health Wales experts say Swansea is an area of concern as the number of infections continues to grow.

Anyone who shows symptoms of the virus must self-isolate straight away, stay at home and seek a Covid-19 test.

More information here: Take action now to protect communities from spread of Covid-19

 

NHS launches Covid-19 app in Wales

The NHS launched its Covid-19 App today. The App has a range of features which will help you stay safe and help keep our communities safe.

App features include a symptom-checker, the ability to book Covid-19 tests and enables you to check-in more easily at participating hospitality and other venues where you have to give your name and address.

The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. The app does this while protecting a user's anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.

Find out more about the app, information about what it does and how it protects your privacy here: https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app

You can download it here:

App Store

Google Play

 

 

Babies queuing up to get registered

Our busy registrars' service has helped more than1,350 babies complete their journeys into the world since the start of the pandemic.

After it re-opened in July the service has registered the names of hundreds of babies born since February, with more on the way.

Like other council services, the registrar's service went into lockdown in March. It meant the completion of birth registrations had to be put on hold because, for legal reasons, parents have to complete documentation in person with the service.

Since the service re-opened last month the registrar's team has been working flat-out with parents to complete the paperwork.

You have to book a visit to the registrar before you travel. More information here: Babies queuing up to get registered

 

Freelancers grant for Covid

We're offering grants to help freelance workers in the cultural and creative sectors through the pandemic.

The funding - in the form of one-off £2,500 payments - will support applicants facing financial challenges as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The application portal will close when all grants are committed. More information here: Grants available for Swansea cultural and creative freelancers

 

Support for children self-isolating

Pupils at city schools should not miss out on learning should they be asked to self-isolate due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We're reassuring parents that we're working with schools to maintain education continuity as much as possible should a class or year group be told they must stay at home.

Similarly measures have been put in place so that children entitled to free school meals don't lose out if they've been asked to self-isolate. More information: Support in place for pupils who must self-isolate

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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