Coronavirus

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Wales moved to Alert Level 2 on 26 December 2021. As a result, there are restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events. Adults and children over 12 must continue to wear face-coverings in indoor public places and 2 metre social distancing will be required in all public premises.

If you are heading out to enjoy the National Park’s great outdoors, we ask you to tread lightly. Follow the Countryside Code and leave only footprints.

The Authority’s headquarters is closed to the public until further notice. Please visit the Contact Us section for details on how to contact Authority staff if you wish to get in touch.

Please visit the Welsh Government website for full details of what you need to do.

 

Quick links to information and advice

►What do I need to do

►Car Parks

►Footpath Network

►Virtual Nature

►Development Management (Planning)

►Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

►Contact Us

What do I need to do? (from 26 December 2021)

Know the latest guidancecheck the Welsh Government website for the up-to-date advice.

  • Wear a face covering (unless you have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering) in all indoor public places, including when not seated in a pub, café or restaurant.
  • Meet no more than 5 other people at a café, restaurant, pub or other public premises (unless with your household of a larger number). This applies to indoor areas of the premises.
  • ‘Flow before you go’. Take a lateral flow test if you don’t have symptoms before going out, especially when meeting others. If it is positive, do not go out and  take a PCR test within 24 hours.
  • Self-isolate for 7 days if you test positive for COVID-19. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are aged 18 or over and not fully vaccinated, you must also self-isolate for 7 full days.

Plan ahead if you’re going to visit Pembrokeshire:

If you are able to enjoy the National Park under the current level of restrictions please be kind and remember the three ‘R’s:

  • Respect the Land

  • Respect the Community

  • Respect each Other

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Follow the National Park Authority on Twitter and Facebook to be kept up to date of the latest developments in the Park.

Car Parks

All National Park Authority-managed car parks are open. The charging season began on 15 March. For more information visit our parking page.

 

Footpath network

The footpath network is open. For more information visit our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Walking Guidance section.

 

Tread lightly in the Park

Please ensure you enjoy the outdoors responsibly and follow any on-site advice and adhere to the Countryside Code.

 

Connect with nature virtually

You can still connect to the nature of the Park through our social media channels, our website and our online version of Coast to Coast.

Like the National Park on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

Development Management (Planning) Service

The Authority’s Development Management service has continued to operate as far as practicable during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Our website is operating as normal with access to Development Management Committee agendas, papers and minutes as well as normal public access to the detail on planning applications.

As of 1 September 2020 and until further notice we will no longer be able to offer planning advice over the phone or via email and our planning surgery is suspended. This is to enable officers to clear the backlog of planning applications and pre-applications that has built up as a result of Covid-19 and IT issues.

Development Management Committee meetings will be held virtually and can be viewed via a live video stream with details of how to watch on via the Committee Papers page.

Staff do not have access to the offices at present. As a result site notices will be used as the main form of publicity during this period for all applications rather than direct letters to neighbouring properties. You can also view the weekly lists of applications that have been registered and determined online. 

 

Visiting Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

The Authority’s headquarters is closed to the public until further notice. Please call 01646 624800 or email info@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk to contact us.

The Authority’s attractions at Carew Castle, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre are open. Please see the Carew Castle website, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village website and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre website for up-to-date opening times. You can find contact details for each attraction below.

 

Contact Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Staff

If you wish to contact the Authority, please phone 01646 624800, email info@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk or use the form on our Contact Us page.

Enquiries for Carew Castle: call 01646 651782 or email enquiries@carewcastle.com.

Enquiries for Castell Henllys: call 01239 891319 or email enquiries@castellhenllys.com.

Enquiries for Oriel y Parc: call 01437 720392 or email info@orielyparc.co.uk.

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