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Parks and playing fields shut

Bridgend County Borough Council has closed all parks and playgrounds in the county borough and both Rest Bay Car Park and Salt Lake Car Park in Porthcawl to the public following government advice around social distancing.

It comes after crowds gathered during the weekend at local beaches and parks.

We have taken the decision today to close all parks and playgrounds in the county and the Rest Bay Car Park in Porthcawl with immediate effect. The closures will be in place until further notice.

It is vital we heed government advice to stay at home where possible and adopt social distancing measures. We must all play our part in keeping our communities safe and well as far as possible and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Many local authorities across the country have taken the same action. Residents should stay at home where possible and when going outside for fresh air and exercise, please avoid areas where there could be crowds and stand two metres away from each other. We will not hesitate to take action that can help save lives.

Bridgend County Borough Council Leader

For the latest guidance and advice on coronavirus, self-isolation and social distancing visit the websites for Public Health Wales, UK Government and the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

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