Coronavirus (COVID-19) live updates

  • COVID-19 tests now open to people with a wider range of symptoms
    25 February, 10:34

    People living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot can now go for a free Coronavirus test if they have a wider range of symptoms.

  • £1,000 fixed penalty notice served on mobile hairdresser accused of breaching lockdown rules
    08 February, 13:59

    A mobile hairdresser from Port Talbot has been served with a fixed penalty notice for allegedly flouting Coronavirus regulations by carrying on her business at a house in Neath.

  • Novel idea will boost vaccine access
    05 February, 12:45

    A new chapter is being written in the story of the fight back against Covid with the conversion of a former mobile library into a vaccination clinic on wheels.

  • Health chief - please book a Covid test if you have symptoms
    25 January, 16:40

    People in the Swansea Bay area are being reminded as the region fights the new faster-spreading strain of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever for them to get a test straight away if they have any of the virus symptoms.

  • Thousands set to be vaccinated in Swansea Bay
    18 January, 14:52

    NHS and council leaders have written to every householder in the Swansea Bay area to highlight action being taken to vaccinate the most vulnerable in our communities.

  • 500 plus vaccinations per day on the way at Margam Orangery Mass Vaccination Centre
    11 January, 17:59

    The Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme received a major boost this week when The Margam Orangery Mass Vaccination Centre in Margam Park opened its doors.

  • Council has paid £36.2m to businesses since pandemic began
    11 January, 15:37

    Neath Port Talbot Council has paid out a total of £36.2m in grant support to help local businesses protect jobs and deal with the effects of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

  • Schools to play vital role while education continues online
    08 January, 14:37

    Neath Port Talbot Council is reminding parents that while education in Wales will now continue with online learning until at least February half term unless coronavirus cases fall, its schools will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable learners.

  • More testing capacity for Swansea Bay region as new testing centre opens in Neath
    08 January, 14:36

    A walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Milland Road Car Park in Neath as part of the drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing in the area.

  • Bar fined £1,000 for serving customers against Covid rules
    21 December, 08:47

    A bar found serving alcohol to customers late in the evening on the day Welsh Government rules came in restricting alcohol sales and shutting pubs early, has been fined £1,000.