Covid-19

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.


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  • Pubs, cafes and restaurants will have to close by 6pm and will not be able to sell alcohol;
  • Indoor entertainment venues and indoor visitor attractions will close;
  • There are no changes to household bubbles and up to four people can still meet indoors. Other businesses, like retail, can remain open;
  • Welsh Government is making a further £340m available through the Economic Resilience Fund to support businesses affected by the new changes to the regulations. It will include a specific fund to support hospitality and tourism businesses.

  

Find out more about vaccinations here
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Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Between 23 and 27 December 2020:

  • you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of no more than three households;
  • you can only be in one Christmas bubble;
  • you cannot change your Christmas bubble;
  • you can travel anywhere within the UK for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble.

You should travel to meet your Christmas bubble and return home within the designated window (23-27 December). Anyone travelling to or from Northern Ireland may also travel in order to meet with their bubble on the 22 and 28 December.

You can find out further information here.


Mobile testing facilities in Bridgend County Borough

The drive through Covid-19 testing unit at the Bowls Hall Car Park, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AH is currently open and will now close on Wednesday 9 December 2020. Booking is essential.

Please only attend if you are showing symptoms of coronavirus such as a high temperature, a new persistent cough, or a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell.


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.


   

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Keep up to date with Covid-19 news

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


Guidance for community centres reopening in Wales from WCVA

As community centres are permitted to reopen on Monday 9 November, this latest guidance is intended to outline the changes to the regulations and provide you with practical ways to ensure your centre and actions are compliant. Remember, just because you can reopen your community centre, it doesn’t mean you have to.


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. 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


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


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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