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Firebreak lockdown

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What you need to know

Public Health Wales:

Public Health Wales is leading the response to the Coronavirus in Wales and and their website has regular updates, advice and links to the latest data

Welsh Government:

Other useful links:

NPT Safe&Well

NPT Safe & Well is a scheme that can help to connect you with a local volunteer, community group or local service to access support with:

  • Food shopping
  • Collecting prescription medication
  • Running daily errands
  • Or arranging for someone to check you are ok

We are here to offer a helping hand to those who don't have any friends or family to call on for support.

NPT Buy Local

Our shops and businesses are at the heart of our our towns, communities and high streets. They make them unique and diverse. They now need our support in order to survive this crisis and thrive. We’ve set up NPTBuyLocal to encourage people to buy local and help improve the local economy.

Many are now offering delivery services so you can still shop local even if you can’t get out and about.

Applications For Exception For Accommodation Providers During The Firebreak Lockdown

During this lockdown period exception certificates shall be provided for the whole premises for the duration of the restrictions and accommodation providers will be expected to self-regulate their eligible bookings under the exception certificate. Spot checks will be undertaken by Enforcement Officers to ensure compliance.

Eligible bookings during this Firebreak Lockdown period would include:

1. Key Workers where they are undertaking critical works which cannot be delayed until 9th November 2020. (Guidance on what constitutes a key worker can be found here)

2. Individuals who were already staying at the accommodation at the commencement of the firebreak lock down period at 6pm on 23rd October 2020 are unable to return to their main residence, or are using the accommodation as their main residence.

Accommodation providers should not accept bookings until they have received an exception certificate from NPTCBC. To request an application form please email tourism@npt.gov.uk

Please do not apply for an exception certificate for your establishment unless you have received booking enquiries from eligible individuals.

It should also be noted that during the Firebreak Lockdown period any restaurants and bars within an accommodation establishment should remain closed. All guests should be catered for via room service only.

Any enquires relating to providing accommodation for homeless individuals during the firebreak lock down should be directed to the NPTCBC Housing Options Team on 01639 685219 (press 1 at the end to connect) or email housingoptions@npt.gov.uk

New Guidelines for hospitality and retail businesses 

The Welsh Government has issued new guidance for hospitality and retail businesses on the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. These include changes to alcohol sales, table service rules and face coverings

Public Health Wales publish a daily summary update which gives an overview of the latest COVID-19 data for Neath Port Talbot 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways, caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) are:

  • A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you don't need to measure your temperature)
  • A new continuous dry cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • For most people, coronavirus (Covid-19) will be a mild illness.

You can find out more about coronavirus, social distancing, how to self-isolate, helping others safely and more on the NHS website and the Welsh Government coronavirus information pages.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you MUST self-isolate at home and apply for a test.

Before requesting a test you must have at least one of the following symptoms:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

If you develop one of these symptoms follow the self-isolation guidance.

Even if your symptoms are mild, you must not to leave your home. Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days from when their symptoms started. Anyone in hour household who does not have symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in your home started having symptoms.

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.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms (new, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, high temperature), visit www.sbuhb.nhs.wales. Or, call 01639 862757 (9am - 8pm) to book a test. 

What is Test, Trace and Protect (TTP)?

TTP is the Welsh Government’s strategy for testing the general public and tracing the spread of coronavirus in Wales

How does it work?

  • Test - If you have Covid-19 symptoms (new, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, high temperature), visit www.sbuhb.nhs.wales and follow the Covid-19 link to get a test. Or, call 01639 862757 (9am - 8pm) to book a test, or freephone 119 for a home testing kit. People with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119
  • Trace - If you test positive you will get a phone call from our contact tracing team
  • Protect - If our contact tracers get in touch follow their advice to keep Wales safe

Under the Test, Trace and Protect strategy, you will be asked for details of the people you have come into contact with 48 hours before the onset of Coronavirus symptoms and up to seven days after, so those people can self-isolate for 14 days. You will not be asked why you had contact with a person or what you were doing with that person. There are strict confidentiality rules in place – details of your contacts will not be shared with anyone else and the contact tracing team will not inform contacts that it is you who has tested positive.

More information on Test, Trace, Protect is available from Welsh Government.

NPT Council deal with complaints about businesses. Residential and domestic breaches should be referred to the Police via 101