Monmouthshire’s towns and villages need support more than ever following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A fundamental part of this support is what we can all do to help local businesses. This means shopping locally whenever possible.
So many local businesses – including shops, cafés, pubs, garden centres, tradespeople, gyms, hair salons, amongst so many others – are run by local people. Every pound you spend goes towards supporting the local family behind that business and helps protect the jobs of local people.
On these pages, we’ll have information for visitors to towns, for shoppers and for businesses. Under Changes in Your Town you can find out what has been done to make shopping safer, social distancing measures, parking changes, new parkletts (pavement extensions that provide space for extra amenities, such as tables and chairs), and much more.
Please keep social distancing, sanitising your hands and wearing a mask when in indoor public spaces. Look for the Shop Local signs on your high street, and keep an eye on our social media channels for our posts that will highlight some of the county’s amazing businesses and places to visit. Find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under @MonmouthshireCC
Help keep Monmouthshire safe
The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test Trace Protect programme to control the spread of Covid-19. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.
The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.
The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives.
The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.
By downloading and using the app, you can help keep your family and friends safe. The more people who use the app the greater our chances of reducing the spread of the virus.
For more information https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app