SCHOOLS across Denbighshire opened their doors to provide care for children of key workers on Monday.

These including all schools across the county aside from Ysgol Pendref, St Asaph VP, Ysgol Llanbedr and Ysgol Trefnant.

School transport was also arranged.

Denbighshire County Council has arranged child care provision for 1,900 key workers tackling the 'unprecedented' Coronavirus pandemic.

Updating readers on its latest position in light of the Coronavirus situation, a spokesperson from Denbighshire County Council said: "The main appeal is for people to visit the council’s website: as their first port of call for information and online services. This is to reduce the number of calls coming into the council and to allow staff to deal with urgent requests.

"The council is asking people to follow health advice issued through Public Health Wales: and guidance issued by Welsh Government: There is information on there about social distancing and self-isolation and adhering to this is vital in the efforts to try and reduce the risk of the virus from spreading."

Council services affected by the spread of Covid-19 as of March 23 include:

Libraries: From Monday March 23, Library and One Stop Shop buildings in Denbighshire will not be open to the public and will change to an appointment only service.

The reception at Russell House, Rhyl, is closed until further notice.

For concerns over the welfare of a resident, telephone Single Point of Access (SPOA) on 0300 456 1000. For Out of Hours emergencies, call 0345 053 3116 for Social Services, or 0300 123 3068 for all other services.

Denbighshire Leisure Ltd has decided to close all of its sites until further notice.

These include SC2 and Ninja TAG, Rhyl Pavilion and 1891 Restaurant and Bar, NOVA Prestatyn, all leisure centres, North Wales Bowls Centre, Ruthin Craft Centre and Café R, Rhyl Town Hall and Llangollen Pavilion.

Last week it was reported:

Denbighshire Leisure will be freezing all Direct Debit payments for fitness memberships and swimming lessons, effective immediately.

Food Safety: New or existing food premises offering food delivery or take away/delivery service for the first time, due to the current covid-19 situation, contact the council.

Contact the food team on 01824 706405

Community Support Services:

  • Cefndy Enterprises has stopped close on Friday, March 20. Staff will work to dispatch orders.
  • Day & Work Opportunities closed on Friday enabling staff to be redeployed as required.
  • Dolwen Day Care closed on Friday enabling staff to be redeployed as required.
  • Additional drivers being drafted in for the Integrated Community Equipment Services to support hospital discharge

Housing maintenance: As a precaution, only emergency and/or urgent repairs will be attended as a result from March 23 2020. Contact during office hours on 01824 706000 or on 0300 123 30 68 out of hours if it is an emergency.

To report a general repair, visit

Bulky waste collection: The council has taken the decision to suspend all new bookings for the Bulky Waste Collection Service from Monday, March 23, to ensure front line workers and fleet are reserved for the collection of other waste streams.

All three of Denbighshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres have closed.

Garden Waste: The council has taken the decision to suspend all kerbside garden waste Collection Services until further notice, to ensure front line workers and fleet are reserved for the collection of other waste streams, such as food waste and black bin/pink sack service).

The council will extend all household subscriptions for the same number of weeks the service will be suspended. We will be unable to process refunds for any households who have had a collection of garden waste within their collection years. If it is possible to retain your garden waste at home outside in your garden until the service resumes, please do so. Further guidance on “how to compost at home” will be provided on the Council website in the next few days (