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​​​​​​​Swansea city centre - still open for essential business

Lockdown restrictions have dramatically changed city centre shopping habits.


However, a number of traders there continue to offer the public a valuable service whilst taking care to observe social distancing.

These are businesses considered by the Government to offer essential services at this difficult time.

Swansea Council city centre officers have put together a list of businesses there offering a delivery service - and have published a list of city centre shops currently open.

Those offering delivery include market stalls such as meat suppliers Billy Upton Family Butchers, Country Quality Meats, Hugh Phillips Butchers and Simpsons Butchers, greengrocers Get Fresh and The Choice is Yours and others such as Brontosaurus, Davies of Mumbles, Healthworld, Pandora's Box and Swansea Bay Records.

Others offering delivery include The Gower Butcher and takeaway meal providers Indian Street Kitchen, Las Iguanas, The Turkish Kitchen, Ferdos Restaurant, Papa John's, Domino's Pizza, Sahara City, Plantasia and Yangtze River.

Banks still open include Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest, Santander and TSB. Building societies open include Leeds, Monmouthshire, Principality and Nationwide along with the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

Supermarkets open include Lidl, Sainsbury's and Tesco.

Shops open include Boots, Holland & Barrett, Iceland, M&S (food hall only), Poundland, Poundstretcher, Savers, Superdrug, WHSmith (Post Office), Wilko, B&M, Home Bargains, Food Warehouse, Pets at Home.

Also among those open are Specsavers for essential works and the Kingsway Pharmacy.

High Street stores open include CK's, Well Pharmacy, Swansea Food Centre, Best One, Grocery and Raw Food Wales.

All charges have been withdrawn from the council's city centre car parks to help key workers who need to leave their vehicles in the city centre. The St David's and Quadrant multi-storey car parks along with Park and Ride are temporarily closed.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council's cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: "The key message remains 'stay at home to save lives'.

"However, some services can be provided - with social distancing and hygiene measures, to ensure that there is still access to those who need them.

"Those providing such services at organisations such as banks and food shops are here for Swansea. They remain important to our communities at this challenging time and it's important that we make use of them - and others around our other local areas - in the way intended, with care and understanding."








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