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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.

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.

Face Coverings

Following Welsh Government guidelines, from Monday (14 September) face coverings will be mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt.

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.

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

Rule of 6

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, 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.

Swansea Libraries

Library services are restarting at more sites including:

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

From Monday 14 September it is compulsory to wear face masks/coverings in indoor public places including libraries (exemptions apply for certain people). Face masks are not provided at any of our libraries so you will need to bring your own. Read more about safety measures at our libraries.

 

Museums, galleries and leisure venues

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will reopen from 19th September, find out more here. 

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

 

Blackpill Lido

Enjoy Swansea’s very own outdoor free water park with its splash pad and water features as Blackpill Lido reopens on Saturday 22 August from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week until 27 September (weather dependant).

Enjoy the children’s play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities. Responsibly.

Following Welsh Government guidelines, from Monday (14 September) face coverings will be mandatory in indoor public places, like shops and public toilets. Under 11s and people with health conditions are exempt.

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, from Monday (14 September) 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. Likewise, because of the need for close contact current guidance does not permit team sports.

 

 

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

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