BARRY Town Council say its 'closed gate' policy for cemeteries will remain to protect the public from the spread of coronavirus.

The Barry and District News reported Barry Town Council (BTC) closed Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery on Monday, March 23.

But the council says the gates will remain closed to the public while the community battles covid-19.

A statement from the council said: "As a Burial Authority we are trying to do our best to continue our service to the Barry and Rhoose Community and in order to be able to do this, we have had to look hard at all of our options and make the very difficult decision to close our gates to the general public for now.

"This decision hasn't been taken lightly, but in order to continue to provide you with a quality burial service, to protect our community, protect our NHS and follow the new Welsh Government Legislation and guidance this has had to happen. As and when circumstances change the "Closed-Gate" policy will be reviewed and any necessary further amendments made."

For information visit Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery Facebook page or our Barry Town Council Facebook page.

Alternatively you can phone one of the organisations listed below, if you need to talk to someone, either now or in the future:

Cruse 0808 808 1677

Bereavement Trusts 0800 435 455

SANDS 0808 164 3332

Survivors Of Bereavement by Suicide 0300 111 5065

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