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Covid-19: Torfaen service closures – 18/03/20

Written by on 17th March 2020

The following services in Torfaen have announced that they will be closed/ cancelled on Wednesday 18th March:

Torfaen Spring Clean

All Spring Clean events which have been previously advertised have now been cancelled.

Torfaen Youth

Torfaen Youth Service update:

All open access provisions are closed. If young people require support they can access this at:

Ashley House (Cwmbran) –
Hwb (Blaenavon) –

Congress Theatre

The health and wellbeing of the community is paramount, and we have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

In line with recent decisions, we have decided that it is in the best interest of the community to close with immediate effect. All performances, meetings and other room bookings are therefore cancelled as from today’s date.

At this time, it is difficult to predict when the venue might re-open, but it is likely that the closure will remain effective until the end of May at the earliest.

We will contact customers in relation to event cancellations and postponements. We are looking at shows in calendar order.
Please bear in mind we have a small team and there are likely to be a high volume of calls so please be patient.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support at this difficult time. To all our volunteers, staff and customers please look after yourselves, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future

Friends of Pontypool Town

Our annual Easter EGGstravaganza has been cancelled unfortunately.
We have taken advice and are all a little sad quite honestly. We will be back with more super events as soon as this situation is over.
Thank you for your continuing support for our community

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance

The two events listed below have now been postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation.


CoStar will be suspending all classes, breakfast, bingo and lunch club until further notice. However we will remain operational and will still be supplying our food co-op bags and food crisis bags.

Our staff will be available to run errands, collect prescriptions, and provide help to those in self isolation.
If you need our services give us a call on 01633 869227.

Llwyncelyn cemetery toilets

Due to staffing levels the toilets at Llwyncelyn cemetery have been closed.

Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors and appropriate standards are not able to be maintained at present.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Bron Afon

The office in Llantarnam is now closed to visitors. It takes a minute to set up an account with My Bron Afon where you do all of the services you would normally do on the phone – but bear in mind our services are changing so be patient.

Citizens Advice Torfaen

To reduce the risk of coronavirus for our staff and clients we have suspended our face to face advice service. We have moved all our services over to the telephone .

For advice call us on 01633 876121 we will arrange a telephone call back appointment

Llanyrafon Manor

Llanyrafon Manor is closed to the public.

Ty Nant Ddu Resource Centre

Ty Nant Ddu Resource Centre (NP4 8LE) is closed to the public until further notice

Torfaen Training

Due to staffing levels the Torfaen Training centre in Springvale is closed.

Torfaen Training will continue to deliver its apprenticeship and traineeship services remotely. Training officers are available and will be sharing contact details with their learners and employers.

Training officers will be remaining in contact with learners and employers through OneFile, email and text.

Unfortunately taxi tests and Evolve tests and our essential skills wales sessions have been cancelled.

Regular updates will be posted on Torfaen Training’s Facebook page (Torfaen Training)

Torfaen Play

Torfaen Play have announced that the following provisions will not be running.

  • The Family Play Session at Cwmbran Stadium
  • The Family Play and Wellbeing Session – Fairwater Leisure Centre
  • Blenheim Road Community Play Club
  • The Tranch Community Play Club
  • Oakfield Community Play Club.
  • The service is still fully available for enquiries.

Email : [email protected]
[email protected]

Telephone: 01495 742951 / 01495 742206

Cwmbran Centre for Young People

CCYP has announced that evening ‘drop in’ will be closed for the foreseeable future. The centre aims to develop a non-contact service and advises centre users to keep in contact via social media, and other platforms.

The Facebook page for Cwmbran Centre for Young People can be found here.

If you would like us to post an update on your business or service, get in touch via Facebook or email – [email protected]