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Coronavirus updates #HereForSwansea

Get help on www.swansea.gov.uk/coronavirushelp  Staff updates coronavirus 2020

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This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

#HereForSwansea

Praise for re-opening businesses

Businesses and residents have been praised for their effort to help ensure a safe return for hospitality services across the city.

Rob Stewart has also reiterated his plea for the considerate outlook to continue during a visit to the city centre and Wind Street.

He said: "The message remains simple: Be safe and enjoy Swansea responsibly. The council is here to support the people of Swansea and we want them to stay safe - we don't want to go back into a situation where we must go back into lockdown."

 

Welsh Government guidance for hospitality businesses

Our licensing teams have been out and about advising businesses on how to ensure they are doing the right thing and operating correctly to help keep their staff, customers and Swansea safe.

They are advising businesses that whether they're opening indoors or outdoors, they have to make sure they're working in line with recently-updated Welsh Government guidance. In particular they're asking businesses to remember that the guidance states "Table service only, where reasonable and practicable. Standing consumption is only allowed at tall tables." 

More information can be found here: www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/WalesGuidance

 

National Playday tomorrow

We're running a packed programme of online fun for youngsters for National Playday tomorrow. Normally we'd have a grand day out at the National Waterfront Museum. But this year, due to the pandemic, we've move online so young people don't miss out.

Running from 10am to 4pm on the Swansea Play on Wheels Play Bus Facebook page you can join in the fun here: https://www.facebook.com/PlayonWheels/

 

Swansea the best place for a business start-up

Swansea is flying high in a new league table of great places to start up a business in the wake of the pandemic.

Startups Geek - a web platform for start-up culture, digital creativity and entrepreneurialism - said that Swansea would be the best place in Wales and fourth-best in the UK for starting up a business when the economy re-gains a measure of normality.

More information here: www.swansea.gov.uk/StartUpLeague

 

 More city centre toilets reopened

The toilets in the Quadrant Shopping Centre have re-opened. Customer toilets in Debenhams are open along with those in Tesco Marina and Sainsbury's. The public toilets in the Quadrant Bus Station are open daily.

Read more here: www.swanseacitycentre.com/covid-19-updates

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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