Free childcare for key workers

Childcare for children under five

The Welsh Government has allocated funding that can be used to support key workers with their childcare costs and support vulnerable children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Childcare costs for pre-school children (children aged from 0 to 5 years) of key workers, excluding childcare provider retention fees, will be funded.

This is initially for a 3-month period (April-June), at which time it will be reviewed.

Childcare for children over five

Where possible, school age children should continue to attend the provision in schools.

Welsh Government may consider funding childcare places for older children in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

More information from Welsh Government can be found here. 

Free school meals

Children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals whilst they stay at home.

Schools can now provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus.

More information can be found here 

Scams to avoid

Unfortunately, there are a variety of scams and misleading information circulating during the Coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic. Scammers are taking advantage of the current situation, so it is important to be alert to their methods.

We’ve put together some information about the types of scams circulating and how to avoid them.

Car MOTs due from 30 March 2020

Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 – but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

More information on what you need to do can be found here.

Financial help you may be entitled to

Some of our tenants may be facing financial difficulties as a result of Coronavirus. We’ve put together a guide with information on how you might be able to save money on your bills.

Stop your energy bills rising

Visit for a free price comparison on your bills.

If you need help to access any of these sites or other digital support, you can contact our Community Engagement Officer Steve, from 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday on 07989 431880 or by email at