We’re beginning to welcome back people to places across Swansea, like the city centre and beaches at Langland and Caswell, as restrictions to control the Covid-19 coronavirus are cautiously lifted in Wales.

However, at present, the message from Welsh Government is clear, you should stay local which means you should only travel to these places if you live within 5 miles of them.

Living with Covid-19 means business as usual is not an option. Therefore, Swansea’s new normal will inevitably mean some changes to which our residents and visitors must adapt.


Non-essential retailers are now able to open across Swansea, where they have suitable measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ensure public safety. For up-to-date information on shopping in the city centre, please click here.

Parks and open spaces

We have installed signs at most of our parks and open spaces reminding you of the need to maintain social distancing, and whilst they are accessible, our children’s playgrounds remain closed. Likewise, because of the need for close contact current guidance does not permit team sports.


Our colleagues at Swansea Libraries have introduced measures, including a ‘Phone & Pick-up’ service, to be able to open libraries at Central, Gorseinon, Morriston and Oystermouth. Click here for more information.

Water Safety

We have been working with our partners at the RNLI to provide lifeguard cover at our beaches in Langland (including Rotherslade), Caswell, Port Eynon (including Horton) and Three Cliffs.

For further information, please visit swansea.gov.uk/beachwatersafety

Museums and Galleries

For the moment, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, West Glamorgan Archives, Dylan Thomas Exhibition and our Libraries remain closed.

Finally, please remember…

We are in this together and have a duty to each other – to be responsible, considerate and observe specific safety instructions.

  • Maintain social distancing – keeping 2m apart.
  • Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds or more, especially before and after going out.
  • Stay home if feeling unwell, especially with a continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and smell.

We want Swansea to be a safe place for our residents and also for our visitors when we are ready to welcome them back.

Enjoy Swansea. Responsibly