A call has gone out for help to create face masks for NHS staff on the frontline of the coronavirus response.

Normally, Composites Cymru creates handmade carbon fibre and composites parts for cars, bikes and boats.

But the company, based in a Pembrokeshire County Council unit in Crymych has turned its hand to creating vital face masks for NHS staff to protect them from infection.

The company has worked out a way to create the masks quickly and in large numbers.

And Dafydd Wyn Lewis of Composites Cymru is now appealing for people who can help put them together at home.

All that is required is a knife or scissors and soldering iron – or heated nail – to produce the face masks at home.

Dafydd said: “The idea has skyrocketed over a matter of hours and we need people to get involved and out to those who need them as soon as possible.”

Anyone who would like to get involved is asked to email sales@compositescymru.com for more information.

Amroth and District Good Neighbours is a volunteer organisation set up to help our neighbours in the Amroth area who may be isolated during the Coronavirus outbreak. email: info@amrothgoodneighbours.wales or leave us a message on 01834 855808

UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do:

Stay at home! This is becoming more and more important as cases of the disease are still rising. With more sunny weather expected, please don’t be tempted to mix with people more than you have to.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:


Repeat prescription slips must be delivered to Saundersfoot Surgery and should be ready within 72 hours. After this time and on arrival for collection, telephone 01834 815115 from the car park and a member of staff will bring your prescription to the back door.

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader’s Coronavirus Update, Wednesday 1st April

‘It has been another busy day for my colleagues within the Authority and everyone is working hard to tackle Covid-19.

‘We are operating in unprecedented and challenging times and have engaged our Emergency Planning protocols to manage the situation.

‘We have set up a strategic group that reviews matters daily. Sub-groups then support this strategic group and each group has defined roles and responsibilities. I can confirm that senior managers lead this robust structure.

‘I want to thank them for the way they are organising and managing the Authority’s resources to ensure our communities are supported.   

‘I’m also aware that the elected County Councillors are very active out in the community. I am proud at the way officers and Elected Members are working to safeguard our county and communities.


Following the issuing of revised guidance by Welsh Government yesterday evening (Friday, 3rd April), all 11 of Pembrokeshire County Council-owned cemeteries will be re-opened to members of the public from 8 am tomorrow, Sunday, 5th April.

The grounds of Parc Gwyn Crematorium in Narberth will now also be accessible at their normal hours (10 am to 5 pm) although the Chapel of Remembrance will remain closed until further notice.    

Welsh Government is in the process of making amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions Wales) Regulations 2020 which clarify the arrangements for funerals and crematoriums.

This includes the revision that cemeteries can remain open but social distancing must be taken into account.

The list of persons who may attend a funeral – namely members of the deceased’s household, close family, and a friend (only if no household or family members were attending) plus carers of persons attending – is also being changed.

The revised legislation states: ‘This will now include the person arranging the funeral and anyone invited by that person (or any carer of any of those persons) who may attend a funeral (and will be considered to have a reasonable excuse for leaving their homes).’

The numbers of mourners attending funerals at Parc Gwyn Crematorium or burials in any Pembrokeshire County Council-owned cemeteries remains unchanged at 12.

The Council’s 11 cemeteries are:

  • Rosemarket
  • Llangwm
  • Freystrop
  • St Ishmaels
  • City Road, Haverfordwest
  • Nolton Haven
  • Llanfair Nanty Gof (Trecwn)
  • Llanwnda
  • Llanion, Pembroke Dock
  • Monkton
  • St Michael’s, Pembroke.

Press releases issued since 31st March are:

School Applications: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/school-applications

Cemeteries Closed To Public Access: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/cemeteries-closed-to-public-access

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