This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog yesterday (17.3.20).
Events and activities in council venues and public spaces
As part of the ongoing response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Wrexham Council has today announced the following measures.
All events and activities (including children’s activities and workshops) are suspended at the following venues and public spaces:
- Tŷ Mawr and Alyn Waters country parks
- Community Resource Centres (including Plas Pentwyn, Acton, Llay, Brynteg and Gwersyllt)
The venues and spaces remain open, but there will be no council-organised events or activities there until further notice.
So to clarify, our libraries, country parks and resource centres are still open – but any events and activities taking place there have been suspended.
At Tŷ Pawb, the galleries, performance-spaces and Tŷ Pawb’s own shop (Siop//Shop) will be closed until further notice.
All Tŷ Pawb’s events – including externally organised events and venue hire – will be suspended until further notice.
But the market hall, stalls and takeaways will remain open, with increased hygiene measures in place…including extra hand-cleaning facilities for visitors.
The Butcher’s Market and General Market are still open, but increased hygiene measures are being introduced.
The outdoor Monday Market on Queens Square will continue as normal.
Wrexham County Borough Museum
As of today, Wrexham County Borough Museum will close until further notice.
Easter holiday activities
Easter holiday activities organised as part of the council’s events programme – including the Big Easter Egg Hunt in Wrexham town centre – have also been suspended for the foreseeable future.
A decision on events scheduled for later this spring and summer will be made nearer the time.
If you’re thinking about going to an event or activity at the moment (including non-council events), it’s a good idea to check with organisers if the event is still going ahead.
All civic engagements attended by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor have been cancelled for the time being.
Leisure centre activities
Leisure centres will make their own decisions about whether to change their provision / opening arrangements (the council doesn’t operate leisure centres in the county borough).
Nine Acre Field Consultation and Earth Hour event
The drop-in session planned as part of the Nine Acre Field consultation – due to take place at the Memorial Hall in Wrexham on Thursday, March 19 – will no longer take place (you can still take part in the consultation online).
An event planned in support of Earth Hour – due to take place in the Guildhall on Tuesday, March 24 – has also been postponed.
The Tourist Information Centre in Wrexham will be closed from this Friday, although this is largely to due to the planned move to premises in Chester Street.
A decision on when the new TIC will open will be taken in the future.
Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19
Latest information on the virus and what people should do about it is provided by:
- Daily TV statements by the Government (including by the Prime Minister).
- Daily official briefings from the Department of Health and Social Care at 2pm, and Public Health Wales at 3pm.
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