Coronavirus – Visitor Information

We want visitors to enjoy exploring all areas of Pembrokeshire so to help you manage Coronavirus restrictions, the industry message is “Plan Ahead – Book Ahead & Be Prepared”

Pembrokeshire’s tourism businesses have safely been welcoming visitors to the county but things will remain a little different for the time being. Covid rules in Wales differ from other areas of the UK so visitors are strongly advised to follow the latest Coronavirus advice and guidance provided on the Welsh Government website in order to help you to enjoy when you visit Pembrokeshire 

Everyone must observe the 2 meter social distancing rule and also wear a face mask on public transport (including in taxi’s), in all shops and public buildings. We ask you to be patient, flexible and understanding. This will help to ensure that everyone, and everywhere is kept safe and protected.

Timeline for reopening tourism & hospitality sectors. 

Family attractions reopened to day visitors on 6th July.

Saturday 11th July. Some self-contained accommodation providers began to receive guests once again. Please ensure you book in advance of travelling.

Monday 13th July. Some indoor attractions reopened. Pubs, restaurants and cafes with outside seating also reopened.

Saturday 25th July. Tourist accommodation with shared facilities such as campsites reopened.

Monday 27th July. Some indoor cinemas, museums and galleries reopened.

Monday 3rd August. Indoor hospitality has reopened.

Public conveniences and car parks are open. Please do not park on roadsides, verges or anywhere where access for transport and emergency vehicles is impeded. Local enforcement officers will issue fines to offending drivers.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has issued guidance to help people stay safe while out walking the Pembrokeshire coast path. View the guidance here.

“We’re Good To Go”. As a result of a partnership between the tourism organisations of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, a new GOOD TO GO scheme has been introduced for the benefit of visitors.  “We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.  Click here to search for businesses that have received this accreditation.

 

Visit Wales. Safely.

Addo.

Addo means to promise. To pledge. To vow. As we prepare to explore Wales, let’s make a promise together to care for each other and this special place we call home.

Lockdown has given us the chance to slow down.

To pause. To appreciate this corner of the world we call home. It’s reminded us of the things we hold dear…                                                                               Ein bro a’n byd – our community, and our world.

And now we pledge to look after those things:

To protect the beauty that’s around us. 

To tell the stories that shape us.

To care for those who live and visit here.

As we dip our toes in the sea, dust off our walking boots, or set out on an epic adventure, let’s make a promise together – to do the little things that will make a big difference.

Addo. Make your promise to Wales

Please note: Because of the Coronavirus crisis, our pharmacies and doctors surgeries are currently operating differently. Visitors should ensure they bring any medication with them that may be required during their holiday.

RNLI Lifeguards will be located at the following beaches:

  1. Saundersfoot
  2. Tenby Castle
  3. Tenby South
  4. Broad Haven (North)
  5. Newgale (Central & North 2 stations)
  6. Whitesands
  7. Newport
  8. Poppit
  9. Freshwater West 

There will be no RNLI LIfeguard cover at either Amroth or Tenby North this year.

                                                                                 LIMITED COASTAL BUS SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19

Visitors to Pembrokeshire’s coast are being notified that bus services are running – but at a reduced level due to issues caused by Covid-19.

If you want to travel to or along Pembrokeshire’s coast by bus, it is important that you check the Council’s website for the latest timetable information.

Some bus services are currently operating on a pre-book basis only to ensure there is sufficient room on the buses for social distancing.

The days the buses operate have been reduced because there is not enough revenue from fares to cover the costs of operating fully.

The majority of the bus services are still operating fixed timetables but because of revenue shortfalls, they are also running less often than they did pre-Covid.

The service buses which cannot be pre-booked are likely to have occasions when there are too many passengers to ensure that social distancing is adhered to. Customers are encourages to follow the safety instructions provided at bus stops and on the buses.

As from Monday 27th July, it becomes mandatory for passengers to wear face coverings. This is to ensure their safety, the safety of other passengers and the drivers.

 If you’d like to use a bus to access or travel along the Pembrokeshire coast, please be aware of the reduced service levels and check the Council’s website for the latest timetable information see https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/bus-routes-and-timetables

Information for passengers

There are important safety instructions for passengers to follow when travelling on public transport. These will be communicated via notices displayed on the buses.

  • ONLY TRAVEL IF YOUR JOURNEY IS ESSENTIAL AND YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE
  • Avoid travelling at peak times: 7am – 9:30am and 3pm to 6pm
  • You should NOT travel if you are:
    • experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
    • self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household with somebody with symptoms
    • clinically extremely vulnerable
    • shielding because of your age or a medical condition
  • The advised Social Distancing rules should be adhered to at all times
  • Face coverings are mandatory on public transport and MUST be worn at all times.
  • Wherever possible, AVOID touching any surfaces at bus shelters and within the bus
  • Passengers are advised to wash their hands before and after each journey
  • Please use contactless payment or correct cash change only
  • IF YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH DURING YOUR JOURNEY PLEASE CATCH IT, BIN IT, KILL IT.

Additional visitor information may be found here:

Covid-19

The Welsh Government has confirmed that Wales will enter into a two week ‘circuit break’ lockdown from 6pm on Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November.

Tourism and hospitality businesses will be forced to close for the duration of the lockdown. You should not visit Wales during the circuit break lockdown. Please read the latest Welsh Government guidelines and frequently asked questions here.