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Keep Wales Safe 

A short, sharp “circuit breaker” or “fire-break” is being introduced across Wales to help regain control of coronavirus. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020.

There are five main things:

  • people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes;
  • people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with;
  • certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close;
  • [secondary schools will be closed for an additional week after half term, although primary schools and childcare settings will remain open;
  • 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.

Coronavirus circuit break: frequently asked questions


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.

New arrangements for mobile testing in Bridgend County Borough

Arrangements for how people can access Covid-19 mobile testing facilities in Bridgend County Borough have changed.

The mobile testing facility at the Evergreen Hall has now closed and is no longer available.

The mobile testing facility at the Richard Price Centre in Llangeinor remains available for walk-in tests between 9am-5pm, seven days a week.

No booking is required, but 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.

You can find out more about alternative ways to obtain a coronavirus test 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 

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

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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