NATIONAL restrictions were put in place Friday 23rd October at 6pm to help prevent Covid-19 spreading in our communities.
These measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. Following the end of the firebreak, a new set of national rules will be introduced, covering how people can meet and how the public sector and businesses operate.
The Welsh Government website has a comprehensive FAQs section. Here is an at-a-glance guide to the situation, and how services will be affected:
Here in Carmarthenshire:
Primary schools Open
Primary schools to remain open (other than for the planned half term week).
Secondary schools Open with restrictions in place
Secondary schools will re-open after the half-term for children in years seven and eight. Pupils will be able to come in to take exams but other pupils will continue their learning from home for an extra week.
Children can continue to access their usual childcare provider, and you can travel to provide, access or receive childcare.
Parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms Open
There are no limits on the distance you can travel during exercise, though the nearer you stay to your home, the better. Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household.
Health services Open
You can leave your home to access local health services, but you should phone beforehand. Please follow any guidance your local surgery or health service has put in place.
Visits under exceptional circumstances only.
If you have already made an appointment to attend between October 23 and November 9 you will be contacted by the recycling team to cancel it.
Non essential businesses Closed
This includes non-essential shops and close contact services like hairdressers.
Hotels and other accommodation
Including all Hotels, inn’s B&B’s, guest houses, self-catering, caravan, camping and holiday parks, hostels and any other accommodation except for those providing for key workers or the homeless.
Restaurants, pubs and cafes
Except for providing takeaways
Community centres / village halls Closed
Places of worship Closed
Other than for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies or funerals.
Available virtually Libraries
Including mobile libraries and click, collect, deliver. Items that you have on loan will automatically be renewed. No fines will be charged during this period. If you need any help joining or using the digital library get in touch.
Available virtually Leisure centres
Including leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools. Our live streaming classes are available with Actif Anywhere.
Theatres Available Virtually
Theatrau Sir Gâr
Markets Open Markets Operating as normal
Restrictions in place
Housing repairs Essential repairs only.
Request a repair Restrictions in place
There will be reductions or withdrawals to services operated by First Cymru and New Adventure Travel. Please check timetables with the bus company. Public transport is only being provided to allow you to make essential journeys – please do not travel unless you need to.
Hwb – Customer services
Our helpline is available between 8.30am and 6pm, five days a week.