Leisure centres and day services to close in Neath Port Talbot

The latest information on how COVID 19 is affecting Coucnil Services in NPT

Neath Port Talbot have updated the impact on services across the Council area as more adjustments are made during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Changes being introduced include:
  • Leisure Centres and Swimming pools to close from tonight
  • Day services to close form Friday
  • Staff to be redeployed to meet demands of crisis

All leisure centres and swimming pools are closing from tonight until further notice.

The decision has been taken by Celtic Leisure in conjunction with Neath Port Talbot Council in line with Government advice on “social distancing”.


Neath Port Talbot Council staff are being redeployed to priority duties. As a result of this, all civic centres (Neath Civic Centre, Port Talbot Civic Centre and the Quays) will be closed to the public from Monday, 23rd March, 2020.

If you require access to a Council service, visit our website www.npt.gov.uk or telephone 01639 686868.

Specific arrangements will be made for a small number of residents who will still need a face-to-face service. 

The Council has also announced today Neath Port Talbot Schools will re-open next Monday to provide care and recreation for the children of designated essential workers and vulnerable pupils only.

Six person limit in Registrars’ ceremonies:

The Council’s Registration Service is continuing to conduct ceremonies at the Register Office and at approved venues across Neath Port Talbot until such time that the advice from Government changes. 

In line with Government guidance on social distancing, ceremonies will be restricted to six people – the couple, two registrars and two witnesses. Couples can postpone their ceremony free of charge by contacting the Register Office on 01639 760021 or email: registrars@npt.gov.uk .

Day services to close from Friday

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Social Services Department has put plans in place to protect its most vulnerable residents. In order to safeguard both those who receive care services and staff, necessary changes have been made to the services we deliver.

In accordance with government guidelines on social distancing, all day services will be temporarily closed from Friday 20th March.  Those who receive care services have been asked to call on additional support from friends, family and carers.

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