April 21, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Libraries reopen as lockdown restrictions relaxed

SWANSEA Council libraries, ParkLives outdoor activities for young people and RNLI beach patrols are set for re-opening as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Sixteen libraries have opened again from today  March 29), following the announcement of some further easing of restrictions. Full information about accessing services can be found here: Swansea – Libraries

In addition, council-funded RNLI beach patrols have resumed for the Easter holidays at the busy beaches of Langland and Caswell Bay. ParkLives, the council’s free outdoor initiative for children and young people will also be providing safe, socially-distanced activities at a number of parks over the coming school Easter holidays.

Tracey McNulty, Head of Cultural Services, said all the services being offered will adhere to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions.

She said:

“The council wants to encourage people to safely enjoy activities which are now permitted following the easing of restrictions. If you are visiting a library you will need to wear a mask indoors, use the hand sanitiser provided, keep your distance from others and listen to the advice from our staff who are there to help keep everyone safe.”

Those who want to participate in ParkLives activities will need to book in advance. Details of events and booking information can be found here: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/parklives

Tracey McNulty added:

“Gower beaches are busy destinations at Easter which is why the RNLI is working with us to re-introduce beach patrols at two of our most popular beaches over the holiday period.

“But visitors still need to adhere to the restrictions which remain in place by keeping their distance from others and wearing masks indoors including public conveniences.

“We’d also urge people to take their litter and other rubbish home with them rather than leave it behind for others to clear up, especially if bins are full.”

Chris Cousens, RNLI Water Safety Lead for Wales, said:

“The RNLI lifeguards provide beach visitors with invaluable support, helping to keep those going in the water safe.

“RNLI lifeguards are fully trained in all aspects of beach safety so anyone with any queries should always approach a lifeguard, who will be more than willing to help or offer advice.”

If you’re a parent and want advice from the RNLI about staying safe by water this summer go to www.swansea.gov.uk/beachwatersafety

 

 

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