MEMBERS of the public are able to access Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, in Barry, fully from Monday, June 15.

Barry Town Council (BTC) has thanked people for their patience during this difficult time following the closure, and then limited re-opening times during the coronavirus lockdown.

The cemetery will open from 8am to 7pm, summer hours, Monday to Friday and will open on Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 5pm.


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BTC advises that the chapel and public toilets will remain out of use to protect the public from the spread of the virus.

And asks that people observe signage and social distancing regulations by staying two-metres apart when visiting the cemetery.

Use the hand sanitisers provided when entering and leaving the Cemetery.

Bins and taps will now be accessible and regularly cleaned as well as vehicles being allowed to enter the cemetery.

Members of the public are not permitted to take equipment into the cemetery.

All grass cutting and maintenance is undertaken by qualified council staff using agreed safe working methods.

The council will review the success of this opening and will introduce further measures if required to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors.