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Welsh Government announce local lockdown for Swansea
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As a responsible destination, Swansea Bay wants to support the safety of both residents and visitors to the area.

On Friday 25th September, Welsh Government announced that Swansea will be in local lockdown from 6pm on Sunday 27th September.

Swansea is to go into a local lockdown from 6pm on Sunday to protect our communities’ health and control the spread of the virus.

It means new measures are being introduced to control the spread of the virus. They will stay in place for at least a fortnight.

Please refer to the official links below to find out the most up to date guidance and information available relating to COVID-19. We will update this page regularly with the latest Wales travel advice as appropriate.

This will help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, #ProtectOurNHS and save lives.

Latest Updates

Local Lockdown for Swanea

On Friday 25th September, Welsh Government announced that Swansea will be in local lockdown from 6pm on Sunday 27th September. More details to come.

Please refer to the official links below to find out the most up to date guidance and information available relating to COVID-19. We will update this page regularly with the latest Wales travel advice as appropriate.

Face Masks and Rule of 6

From Monday 14th September, it will become compulsory for people over 11 to wear a face covering in public indoor spaces, such as shops. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear face coverings for health or medical reasons, similar to those for public transport.

Face coverings will not be required in pubs or restaurants for the time being but the Welsh Government is carrying out a rapid review of the evidence about whether they should be extended to the hospitality sector.

At the moment, people are allowed to gather socially indoors with people from up to four other households, but only if they have formed an exclusive extended household (also known as a bubble).

From Monday 14th September, only a maximum of six people from the extended household will be able to meet indoors at any one time. This rule applies in pubs and restaurants as well as in people’s homes. Children under 11 will not be counted in the six.

Travel

The non-essential travel restrictions were lifted in Wales on Monday 6th July 2020.  However, social distancing remains at a 2 metre distance in Wales and hygiene guidance remains in place.  We need to keep the important ‘R’ number below one, to continue to save lives.

Booking Accommodation

Self-contained accommodation operators are now able to take bookings (from the 11th July 2020).

Self-contained accommodation is entirely self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use. This includes self-catering cottages and apartments and caravans with their own bathroom facilities. In addition, are hotels and other serviced accommodation, for example, B&Bs and hostels, which have ensuite rooms and can provide room service meals.

Bars, Cafes & Restaurants

Food and drink venues can open from 13th July 2020, but only serving outside or for take-away sales. 

Some venues are already serving take-aways, please check before travelling.

We would strongly advise checking that a venue is open (and their revised opening hours) before you travel, to avoid disappointment.  Please note that it may be necessary to book ahead, some venues may only be accepting pre-booked customers.

Shopping

Non-essential retailers are now able to open across Swansea Bay, where they have suitable measures in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure public safety.

Other Facilities

Please note that not all public facilities (eg toilets) are open as yet.  Information on Lifeguard patrolled beaches can be found on our Play Safe’  page, which also includes additional information on beach safety and facilities.

Please ensure that you take all your litter away with you if there are no bin or recycling points available – or if these are full.  Thank you.

Events

As per the UK and Wales regulations, events may have regrettably been rescheduled, postponed or cancelled.  We will be regularly updating the What’s On pages of this website to reflect this information as we receive it.

Please keep checking our What’s On section for more details.

Further Information

Please refer to the official links below to find out the most up to date guidance and information available relating to COVID-19. We will update this page regularly with the latest Wales travel advice as appropriate.

Time to Make a Plan!

This website contains a wealth of information about Swansea Bay, which you can browse through at your leisure from wherever you are – we’ve got lots of ideas to help you plan your next visit!

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