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Coronavirus (COVID-19) live updates

  • Man jailed for fraudulent attempt to claim £25,000 Covid grant
    01 April, 14:41

    A Neath man received custodial sentences totalling 24 months at Swansea Crown Court on Monday 28th March 2022, in connection with a fraudulent attempt to claim a £25,000 Covid grant aimed at helping businesses stay afloat during lockdown.

  • Mayor’s Covid Response Awards – the winners
    25 March, 21:02

    The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot's Covid Response Awards took place on Thursday, March 24th, 2022) in the beautiful surroundings of Margam Country Park’s Orangery.

  • Nominations wanted for the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Community Covid Response Awards
    18 February, 13:55

    The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Community Covid Response Awards have been launched to recognise and reward outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organisations in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Test, Trace, Protect – Completing Covid e-forms
    01 February, 12:15

    Our Contact Tracing team are currently handling high numbers of Covid cases and are contacting every person who tests positive either via telephone call or by text message.

  • Omicron spread set to cause further disruption for health and social care services
    12 January, 16:58

    Community-based health and social care services in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea face increasing pressures as concerns grow over staffing shortages.

  • Coronavirus Update: Changes to Council services
    03 January, 13:03

    The omicron variant is spreading rapidly across Neath Port Talbot, and Wales. Cases and positivity rates are at their highest since the pandemic started. Because of this, we expect to see some disruption to services over the coming weeks.

  • Tell Me More campaign to host virtual Q&A Event this month
    03 November, 12:23

    A local campaign group is hosting an event that aims to provide information about the impact of coronavirus in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot and help address vaccine hesitancy, particularly amongst members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in the area.

  • New Covid Testing provision for Pontardawe
    01 November, 16:34

    A Covid mobile testing unit will soon be operating in Pontardawe on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm.

  • Direct free buses to mass vaccination centre are running
    27 October, 09:55

    FREE bus services from Neath and Port Talbot town centres to the Bay Mass Vaccination Centre off Fabian Way are now running.

  • What’s it like to be a Covid Contact Tracer?
    23 September, 14:53

    Joanna Evans likes to run along Swansea Beach early in the morning, taking in the sea air and settling her mind before a hard day’s work while her colleague Shakira Walilay prefers a country walk near her Swansea Valley home to prepare for her shift.