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.


Higher-level restrictions to come into force to control coronavirusCovid Test stock image

Level 4 restrictions introduced in Wales from Midnight 19 December: 

  • Non-essential retail, close contact services, gyms, leisure centres and hospitality will close;
  • Stay at home restrictions will be in place;
  • Work from home.

Bridgend County Borough is the highest area in Wales for positive cases of coronavirus! We must all continue to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Here’s what you can and can’t do.

Please stay home and stay safe.


  

Bridgend County Borough residents to receive vaccination information letter

Letters are being sent to all residents in Bridgend county borough with important information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Read more here.

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


Covid-19 testing facilities in Bridgend County Borough

A long-term walk through testing facility is now at the Bowls Hall car park of the Bridgend 
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 mobile walk-in site is now open at the Awel y Mor Community Centre, Hutchwns Terrace, Porthcawl, CF36 5TN
Booking is not required.
Open 9am – 4pm from 15 – 21 January 2021.

Mobile drive through testing facility is open at Ynysawdre Swimming Pool Car Park, Heol-Yr-Ysgol, Tondu CF32 9ET
Open 9am – 4pm until 21 January 2021. You will need to book an appointment in advance by visiting the Welsh Government website or by calling 119.

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.


   

KNOW THE RISKS


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 wellbeing page here

 
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