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Enjoy Swansea Bay. Responsibly. Latest info and guidance
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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, a number of our cultural and leisure venues in Swansea are starting to reopen and resume service. Below you’ll find the latest updates and news on which venues are reopening, when others are planning to, and any key information and changes to their normal operations.

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.

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

Library services are restarting at more sites including:

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

Visitors are now being allowed back into a number of libraries to browse the shelves, use computers, print materials and collect recycling bags. 

The services are available at Brynhyfryd, Llansamlet, Penlan, Pennard and Sketty as well as at Swansea Central, Gorseinon, Morriston and Oystermouth libraries. Check here for opening times, as they will vary from library to library.  

The Phone and Pick Up service continues but has to be booked in advance and users are able to borrow up to 10 items for three weeks. Loans will be automatically renewed if they are not returned by the due date. All returned books are quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into circulation.

On top of Phone and Collect, many services will still be available online. Swansea Libraries members can download free e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Swansea Libraries members can use FREE online information resources including World Book Online, Credo Reference and NewsBank.

Please remember to act responsibly when visiting the libraries.  You will need to wear a mask and keep 2 meters apart from other visitors, sanitising your hands frequently.  All returned books are quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into circulation.

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.


 

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will reopen from Saturday 19th September. New opening times will be Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 3.30pm.

Admission is still free, but visitors will need to book online in advance. Find out more.

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.

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

Blackpool 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 (subject to weather conditions).

With plenty of attractions nearby including the award winning Clyne Gardens and Swansea Bay there is plenty to do to ensure a great family day out.

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.

Museums, galleries and cultural venues

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

 

 

 

Even as restrictions continue to ease and our venues start to reopen, please remember to be responsible, considerate and follow safety instructions, and Enjoy Swansea Bay. Responsibly.