Author: Lyndsey Maiden

Hywel Dda October update

Attached is Hywel Dda CHC September’s Newsletter for information.

COVID-19:What can I do to protect myself, my family, friends and community?

Testing and contact tracing, contact tracing is a tried and tested method of controlling the spread of infectious diseases such as
coronavirus, however, it does not work on its own. We all need to continue to play our part and follow the latest public health guidance.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are one or more of the following:
 new continuous cough
 high temperature
 loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
If you develop one of these symptoms, you should immediately selfisolate and follow the self-isolation guidance. You should also apply for a
test. Please do not visit your GP surgery or hospital to request a test, as you may infect others. The test is only effective for those who are
experiencing coronavirus symptoms and needs to be taken in the first 5 days of having symptoms. It only checks if you have coronavirus right
now and not if you have already had the virus.

Information on Regional/local coronavirus testing facilities.

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or if your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days,
use the 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call 111.

The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download and is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you
can warn and protect your loved ones and your community.

For up to date information see Public Health Wales website :
https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronaviruscovid-19/

Full Newsletter

World Cup of Stations

Old Llanwrda Station

We are looking for community groups to nominate stations for The World Cup of Stations tournament (run by the Rail Delivery Group) – returning for its second year.

It is part of the run-up to Stations’ Day on 16 October – the rail industry’s annual celebration of all stations big and small.

The final competition, launching on 12th October, will see 48 stations large and small representing each region of the country competing in a series of online polls hosted on the Rail Delivery Group’s Twitter page (@RailDeliveryGrp), first against local rivals before going national.

By Friday 16th October, the competition will have been whittled down to a final four with one of Britain’s 2,579 railway stations named the nation’s favourite on Friday evening.

Our stations and our key worker staff have been playing a crucial role supporting the response to COVID-19. We have been proud of the work they have done and by nominating your local station you can say thank you and help boost pride in our local community.

The first step is to make sure your local station qualifies for the World Cup. You can nominate your station by tweeting at the Rail Delivery Group twitter account and using #WorldCupOfStations – the closing date to do this is the 4th October (3 days’ time).

If you are aware of a community group that may be interested, please submit an entry and/or share with wider networks.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you feel we can help with anything more.

Katie and Arron

Mid and West Wales Stakeholder Team

Transport for Wales

Katie Powis

Rheolwr Rhanddeiliaid / Stakeholder Manager

Trafnidiaeth Cymru / Transport for Wales

T: 07493 060539

Gorsaf Abertawe, Stryd Fawr, Abertawe, SA1 1NU

Swansea Station, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU

Arron Bevan-John

Swyddog Ymgysylltu â’r Gymuned | Community Engagement Officer

Trafnidiaeth Cymru | Transport for Wales

T: 02921 057571 | M: 07398 152824

Gorsaf Abertawe, Stryd Fawr, Abertawe, SA1 1NU

Swansea Station, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU

RE: Remembrance 2020

The Remembrance period is vitally important to us all, in order that we can honour the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community.

The Welsh Government fully appreciates that Local Authorities, town and community councils, along with charities and the Military, will be planning Remembrance activity for November 2020 and we want to ensure organisers have as much information available to them in order to plan Remembrance activity safely.

Given the current situation with Covid 19, it is clear that Remembrance this year will look somewhat different to previous years and will have to take account of the current situation, reflecting the regulations in place at the time to limit the spread of the virus. The Welsh Government will be marking the occasion, albeit in amended format, with participation at the opening of the Wales Field of Remembrance and Festival of Remembrance (online) led by the Royal British Legion, and the National Service of Remembrance which will take place in a limited capacity and subject to guidance at the time.

In order that organisers can adhere to guidelines and safely plan Acts of Remembrance, we are sharing the current national and local guidance for Wales regarding Covid 19. As this is a fast moving situation, we will circulate updates as they happen and would urge organisers to regularly check and monitor announcements regarding permitted activity relevant to the area. It is not possible to predict where we will be in November as you will appreciate but we hope the following guidance will help plan activity.

Rules for outdoor gatherings and places of worship, are included in the FAQs and we hope these will help the planning of Acts of Remembrance e.g. At War memorials.
Links / dolenni:

Coronavirus regulations – FAQs / Rheoliadau corona firws – Cwestiynau Cyffredin:

https://llyw.cymru/rheoliadau-coronafeirws-canllawiau?_ga=2.62663532.1967293491.1600772643-1165475327.1570627919

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance

Local lockdown information / Gwybodaeth gloi leol:

https://llyw.cymru/cyfnod-clo-lleol?_ga=2.63662959.1967293491.1600772643-1165475327.1570627919

https://gov.wales/local-lockdown

Guidance on leaving your home and seeing other people / Canllawiau ar adael eich cartref a gweld pobl eraill:

https://llyw.cymru/canllawiau-ar-adael-eich-cartref-gweld-pobl-eraill-coronafeirws?_ga=2.84521945.1771770827.1600963895-599435944.1574850030

https://gov.wales/guidance-leaving-your-home-and-seeing-other-people-coronavirus

Coronavirus and the law / Corona firws a’r gyfraith:

https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws-ar-gyfraith?_ga=2.108742722.1967293491.1600772643-1165475327.1570627919

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-law

Covid update Llanelli area

As you may be aware, there is a concerning growth in positive Covid-19 cases in Carmarthenshire, concentrated in the Llanelli area.

We have been involved in lengthy discussions with colleagues at Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board, and this afternoon have made a joint decision to introduce new restrictions for a large part of the Llanelli area as part of our efforts to stop the spread.

We are in the process of communicating to residents in the affected areas and speaking personally to local Members to provide as much information as we can.

It’s really important that our messaging on this is clear, therefore we would be grateful if you would share information from our website and social media feeds as an official source.

As well as outlining the new local restrictions, we are developing a range of frequently asked questions and will be adding to these over the coming days so please return to check for updates.

As always, thank you for your cooperation and for helping us keep our communities informed.

The new local restrictions for the Llanelli area as of Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6pm are:

people will not be allowed to enter or leave the defined area of Llanelli without a reasonable excuse
people will no longer be able to form, or be in, an extended household (sometimes called a “bubble”)
this means meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of your household (people you live with) is not allowed at the moment, unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person
all licensed premises must stop serving alcohol at 10pm and will have to close at 10.20pm
people must work from home wherever possible

The specific wards covered in the defined area of Llanelli are:
Bigyn
Bynea
Dafen
Elli
Felinfoel
Glanymor
Hendy
Hengoed
Llangennech
Lliedi
Llwynhendy
Tyisha
Swiss Valley

Residents can check if they live in one of these restricted areas by visiting www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales and entering their post code.

You will also be able to find answers to a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions on the website.

Testing
A mobile testing unit has been set up in Llanelli to manage the increased demand. Testing for Llanelli residents is available by appointment at the following locations:

Parc y Scarlets Car Park B, accessed via Trostre Retail Park, in Llanelli
The Ty’r Nant site (next to KFC), Trostre, Llanelli
The Carmarthen showground (signposted in both directions off the A40)

There should be no reason for Llanelli residents to travel excessive distances for a test, as there will be tests available in Llanelli and Carmarthen.

Tests should be booked via the UK Portal. Any Llanelli residents experiencing difficulty booking a test locally via the UK portal can instead email covidenquiries.hdd@wales.nhs.uk or by calling 0300 333 2222.

 

More information on Llanelli area