Posted on: Friday 14 May 2021
Torfaen Council is calling on community groups and organisations stirring from the restrictions of the pandemic to let people know they’re back open.
Currently up to 15 people can meet indoors in Torfaen’s community centres, village halls, leisure centres and fitness facilities. Further coronavirus restrictions are expected to be lifted from Monday May 17 when numbers will increase to 30 indoors.
But ongoing social distancing regulations may mean some groups need to change how, when or where they welcome residents back.
One way organisations can let people know they’re open, and notify members of changes, is by uploading their details to the Dewis Cymru website.
Dewis Cymru offers health and wellbeing advice, including contact details for groups across Wales such as arts classes, support groups and sports teams like Valleys Gymnastics, which have started welcoming groups back in Pontypool and Cwmbran. Residents can search for groups and activities close to their home using their postcode.
Emma Davies-McIntosh, Integrated Wellbeing Network Lead for Torfaen, said: “While some groups may continue to meet online, it’s great groups are stirring into life and people can meet face-to-face again if they are ready.
“To meet in person, groups may need to make some changes to the date or time they meet as it’s important activities are offered in a way that ensures everyone’s safety.
“Uploading up-to-date information on Dewis Cymru is a good way of keeping in touch with members and letting others know you’re back open for business.”
Torfaen groups interested in finding out about Dewis Cymru can take part in a virtual coffee morning Tuesday May 18 at 10am, or on Monday May 24 at 1.30pm. To register for the event, email ABB.WellbeingTraining@wales.nhs.uk
To upload your information to Dewis Cymru visit https://www.dewis.wales/how-do-i-add-my-information-to-dewis-cymru For the latest coronavirus advice visit https://gov.wales/coronavirus