If you are sleeping rough, or at risk of finding yourself on the street, the council should decide that you are in priority need and give you emergency housing. This is because coronavirus can spread very easily and if you are sleeping on the streets it is very difficult for you to keep to the government health advice for hygiene, self-isolation and social distancing.
The Welsh Government currently expects councils to do all that they can to help you if you are at risk of sleeping rough, for example because you are :
- due to leave prison or hospital but have no where safe to go
- sofa surfing
- living in unsuitable temporary accommodation.
If you are in this situation and the council decides you are not in priority need, or says it cannot help you, get advice from Shelter Cymru straight away.
For more information about what the council can do to help you during the pandemic, click here.