Many local councils in Wales are working to provide accommodation and support during the coronavirus pandemic to people who are sleeping rough.
If you need somewhere to stay in an emergency you should contact your local council as soon as you can. Find contact details for your local council here.
The council should help you make a homelessness application and, 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 accommodation. 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.
For more information about what the council can do to help you during the pandemic, click here.
If you are given emergency accommodation or are already living in emergency accommodation, you will be expected to stick to the rules the Welsh Government has set to prevent coronavirus spreading. These are currently to :
- observe social distancing
- wash your hands regularly
- if you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors
- stay at home and get tested if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms.