RNLI volunteer lifeguards have resumed their full-time patrols in Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.

The lifeguards returned to the coast on Saturday, June 21, but they are still urging the public to respect the rules outlined by the Welsh Government and stay a safe distance from the lifeguards if popping over for a chat.


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Lifeguard patrols on beaches in Wales - including Barry's Whitmore Bay – were suspended on March 30 as coronavirus swept the country.

It paused the service to ensure the lifeguards were adhering to government advice.

In a statement, at the time, it said: "Following the Government’s instruction as of 23 March for people to stay at home and avoid gathering outdoors, the RNLI has made the decision to pause the rollout of lifeguard patrols which were due to commence from April.”