Covid-19

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Keep Wales Safe 

Following a sharp increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Bridgend County Borough area, new restrictions have been introduced to reduce the spread of the virus and protect public health for people living in the area.

The restrictions came into force at 6pm on 22 September 2020 and will be kept under review.

The main restrictions are:

  • people will not be allowed to enter or leave the Bridgend County Borough area without a reasonable excuse;
  • people will no longer be able to form, or be in, an extended household (sometimes called a “bubble”);
  • this means meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of your household (people you live with) is not allowed at the moment, unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person;
  • all licensed premises have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm;
  • people must work from home wherever possible.

To find out more, Welsh Government have provided further information here

We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater.


Offices closed to visitors

Zoom Meeting Screen

Whilst our offices are closed to the public, we are still working hard and are contactable by video, email and phone. 

We are also operating a ‘Stay healthy at Home’ out of hours service during evenings from 5 – 8pm and weekends 9am – 8pm for people who are genuinely isolated. This service helps connect people to community resources and groups who can provide assistance. Please call: 07851 248576.


NHS COVID-19 app an important way to help keep Wales safe

Don’t forget to download and use the app because the more people do so the more it will help reduce and manage the spread of COVID. You can find out how to download the app here.


Keep up to date with Covid-19 news 

You can also find out more information about the latest developments, the virus and symptoms here: 


Opening Village and Community Halls post COVID 19 closure information sheet

This information aims to help community centres think about the process of re-opening and to navigate issues that may arise. It is not an authoritative statement of law and should be read in conjunction with the updated Government guidance, which is regularly updated. However, as at 15 June 2020, the information is based on a two metre social distancing requirement in Wales.

Read information sheet here


Welsh Government updated guidance on reopening and safe use of multi-purpose community centres

This guidance issued is for those managing community centres, village halls, church halls and other community centres, on safely reopening multi-purpose buildings. You can read guidance here

The new guidance is be based on the amended Regulations, an up to date version of which can be found at gov.wales/coronavirus-legislation-and-guidance-law


The outbreak COVID-19 may be stressful for people

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress and looking after your mental health will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. 

Take a look at our Mental health wellbeing page here

 
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