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Enjoy your Swansea Bank Holiday but act responsibly – urges Swansea Labour-led Council

Swansea’s Labour council is urging visitors and residents looking forward to a Bank Holiday day out to enjoy Swansea Bay responsibly this weekend.

Hospitality businesses, beaches, parks and a number of visitor attractions will all be open for the August Bank Holiday weekend and looking to offer people a warm welcome.

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to have a good time and enjoy the reminder of the holiday season. But they are also being asked to remember that the coronavirus is still here and there’s some simple measures they can take to keep their families and communities safe.

Labour Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Lockdown is easing and that’s good news for business and visitors alike.

“We want families to enjoy themselves this Bank Holiday weekend, but it’s also vital that we all do the right things to stay safe and continue to prevent the spread of the virus.

“Hospitality businesses are telling us they are getting more visitors and everyone is getting used to new arrangements which encourage social distancing indoors and outdoors at their venues.

“The council is playing its part by supporting businesses with grants for outdoor furniture being made available as well as practical advice.

“We’ve also put up signage around our busiest public areas including beaches and parks, urging people to maintain two metres distance.

“Other simple steps people can take include washing hands frequently or using hand sanitiser before, during and after their visits. Importantly, people should stay at home if they feel unwell.”

All Swansea Council’s parks have been open through the pandemic. Children’s play areas have also been re-opened along with Blackpill Lido, where social distancing measures have also been introduced.

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