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This is today's round-up of the latest Coronavirus news on Friday 18 September 2020.


Update on Covid-19 in 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.

Steps to protect children from the spread of the virus have included telling class groups or year-groups who've been in contact with a positive case to self-isolate.

In addition letters are 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.


Christmas parade cancelled to keep people safe

Two of our annual winter events have been cancelled to help keep local people safe through the coronavirus pandemic.

The traditional Bonfire Night fireworks show and the city centre Christmas parade will not go ahead this year. We've taken the decision in order to curb the spread of the virus and to avoid a local lockdown. More information here:


Adult education

We're kicking off Adult Learners' Week next week with a sweeping range of opportunities on offer to locals wanting to learn new skills online. The week's being staged online due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

It's easy to sign up and learners need to go no further than their computer to access new masterclasses and 40 taster sessions. Go here to sign-up:


Glynn Vivian set to re-open

Our Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is re-opening this weekend but it will look different to the way it has been in the past. Visitors will need to book their sessions in advance. More information 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.


Residents urged to stick to new Covid-19 rules this weekend.

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

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

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

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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