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.


Current restrictions

The current restrictions mean that:

  • people must not enter other people’s homes, except for very limited purposes;
  • people must limit the number of people that they meet socially and they can only do so outdoors;
  • face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis;
  • people should try and work from home if they can;
  • people should maintain social distancing, including outdoors;
  • people should wash their hands regularly and follow other advice on hygiene;
  • people must self-isolate when told to do so by NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect.

Find out answers to frequently asked questions here

Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall


  

You can now apply to be on the reserve list for COVID-19 vaccinations

If you are:

  • aged between 40 -49;
  • live in Cwm Taf Morgannwg area;
  • could be available at short notice for an appointment at one of our community vaccination centres.

Find out more here

Find out more about vaccinations here
The health board has also produced an information page

Be alert to vaccine fraud!

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. Read more here.

  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up;
  • If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk
  • Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge;
  • If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, you shouldreport this directly to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.

If you have any information relating to vaccine fraud you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers COVID Fraud Hotline online at covidfraudhotline.org or call 0800 587 5030.


Been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus? What you need to do has now changed

Information and support if you need to self-isolate

It can be challenging to stay at home and self-isolate but it means you’re helping to stop Coronavirus spreading to other people and keeping Wales safe.

Remember if you need support with your mental health, practical or financial support during this time, there is help available for you. Self-isolation means not leaving the house at all – not even to go to work, get shopping or medication or to visit anyone else’s house. Find out more information to help you here and below.


Covid-19 testing facilities in Bridgend County Borough

A long-term walk through testing facility is now open at the Bowls Hall car park of Bridgend Life Centre
The site is open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. You will need to book an appointment in advance by visiting the Welsh Government website or by calling 119.

New drive-through facility re-opened at Pyle Swimming Pool (Halo), Marshfield Ave, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend CF33 6RP
Open 9am – 5pm daily.
Booking is essential by visiting the Welsh Government website or by calling 119.

You can find out where all testing units in the area are located here.

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.

Community testing for those without Covid-19 symptoms starts in Bridgend County

The locations of new community testing centres which will help reduce the spread of coronavirus in Bridgend County Borough have been confirmed. With community testing set to take place across the county borough over the next four weeks on different dates, the initiative aims to identify people living within specific local communities who may have the virus without knowing it.

Statistics from Public Health Wales confirm that one in three people may not display any symptoms when infected with Covid-19 and may unknowingly be passing the virus on to others.

The areas targeted for testing have been identified by using data from Public Health Wales and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Find out dates, locations and answers to all your questions here.

Free covid-19 twice-weekly rapid testing for people who can’t work from home

Free twice-weekly rapid Covid-19 self-testing kits are available for people without symptoms who can’t work from home and their households. You’ll be able to pick up a rapid testing kit from the Bowls Hall car park of the Bridgend Life Centre between 8am and 1pm, seven days a week. You must take the test yourself at home to ensure you’re not unknowingly spreading coronavirus. No appointment is needed. Find out more here


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

Where to find the latest information:

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


Update your Safeguarding policy for Covid-19

WCVA have produced a handy checklist to help you to keep your policy effective and up to date.

You can access it 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 and wellbeing page here

 
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