Coronavirus

Latest Information

From 12 April travel restrictions within the United Kingdom and Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands) will be lifted.

The changes to the restrictions also mean up to six people from two different households to meet and exercise outdoors, while self-contained holiday accommodation will be able to reopen to people from the same household or support bubble.

If you are able to enjoy the National Park’s great outdoors under the current level of restrictions, we ask you to tread lightly. Follow the Countryside Code and leave only footprints.

The Authority’s headquarters remains closed to the public until further notice. Please visit the Contact Us section for details on how to contact Authority staff.

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?

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

Limit the number of people that you meet socially – six people from two households can meet outdoors, socially distanced.

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 in line with Welsh Government guidelines. 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.

The Development Management Committee will not undertake site visits while the Coronavirus restrictions are in place. Decisions by the committee will be based on the information supplied with an application and presented to them in reports, representations and other presentation.

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 will be closed until further notice. For further details on alert levels please visit the Welsh Government website.

As of 28 April, outdoor areas at Carew Castle and Castell Henllys Iron Age Village are open every day. You must book before visiting. For details visit the Carew Castle website.

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre is open but the main Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales gallery is currently closed. You can find contact details for staff 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: enquiries@carewcastle.com.

Enquiries for Castell Henllys: enquiries@castellhenllys.com.

Enquiries for Oriel y Parc: info@orielyparc.co.uk.

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