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

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.

From Monday 9 November, Wales will be leaving it’s two week Firebreak Lockdown, and new Welsh Government guidelines and regulations will be in effect. As a result;

  • As part of keeping risks to a minimum, people should avoid non-essential travel as much as possible.
  • There will be no legal restrictions on travel within Wales for residents, but international travel should be for essential reasons only.
  • The need to maintain two metre social distancing and wear face masks in enclosed public places, including on public transport and taxis, will continue
  • All premises, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and gyms, closed during the firebreak, will be able to reopen.*
  • People should only meet with their ‘bubble’ in their own home and only two households will be able to form a ‘bubble’. If one person from either household develops symptoms, everyone should immediately self-isolate.
  • The need to maintain two metre social distancing and wear face masks in enclosed public places, including on public transport and taxis, will continue.

* Following the announcement about the English lockdown, Ministers are having ongoing discussions with the hospitality sector about the detailed rules for reopening. This includes about meeting in public indoor spaces.

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.

Face Coverings

Following Welsh Government guidelines, face coverings will be mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt.

Please make sure to follow the latest guidance, and observe any signage in place at any indoor public place you visit. Find out more.

Swansea Libraries

Most of our libraries have now re-opened. Services are still limited so please check the library opening times and what is available before visiting. You can also;

Click the links to find out more including which libraries are offering the services.

It is compulsory to wear face masks/coverings in indoor public places including libraries (exemptions apply). Face masks are not provided at any of our libraries so you will need to bring your own. Read more about our safety measures.

 

Museums, galleries and leisure venues

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will reopen from 11th November, find out more here. 

For the moment, Swansea Museum, West Glamorgan Archives and the Dylan Thomas Exhibition remain closed.

 

Shopping

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.

Following Welsh Government guidelines face coverings will be mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt. Find out more.

 

 

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. Up to 30 people can take part in an organised activity outdoors, providing all social distancing, hand hygiene and other covid safety measures are followed.

 

 

Finally, please remember…

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

  • Stay home if feeling unwell, especially with a continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste and smell.
  • Maintain social distancing – keeping 2m apart.
  • Wear a facemask – mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt.
  • Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds or more, especially before and after going out.

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