Please note: Masks or three layer face coverings must now be worn in shops and indoor public spaces, unless there is a reasonable excuse or reason for exemption. - View further guidance from the Welsh Government

Leisure Centres 

In line with the Alert Level 4 restrictions which came in to force at midnight on Saturday, 19th December, all Leisure Centres are now closed. Visit the Leisure website or follow the @RCTLeisureService on facebook or @rctleisure on twitter for updates. Please note, skate parks and sports courts closed from midnight on December 19 (this includes MUGA’s multi use games areas/ basketball courts etc).


As Lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we understand that library users are keen for library services to return to normal as soon as possible. However, to ensure the safety of library users and staff any return to normal services must be gradual. We are therefore adopting a phased approach to the re-opening of library services with the following services becoming available from the 29th March 2021.

  • Order and Collect service
  • Photocopying Service
  • Sale of trade waste bags
  • Public access pc’s available by appointment and for limited time periods
  • Census advice sessions to be available in branch libraries as per rota agreed with the Good Things Foundation
  • Community meeting rooms available under pre-arranged conditions for employment and education services
  • At Home service
  • School Library service

For further information please contact your local library or visit us at Updates will be provided on our website as and when other services become available.


ALL RCT Theatres are CLOSED to the public, to allow the Council to redeploy staff to priority services and also in line with the UK and Welsh Government guidance to limit unnecessary social contact. 


ALL Events across the County Borough up to and including the month of September are now CANCELLED. The preparation and organisation required to plan and host events is not possible under the current circumstances as the Council has redeployed staff to priority services, and the decision is also in line with the latest social distancing guidance from the UK and Welsh Governments.  

Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park 

The Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park is closed temporarily. We will update residents when the service reopens. 

One4all Service

Due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions, the One4all service closed from Monday, December 21. At present, no date has been set for the reopening of the service. Updates on the service will be posted here and via social media.

Public Conveniences

All Public Conveniences are now OPEN.

Toilets will be open from 9am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday. The facilities will be regularly cleaned and the public are reminded to be respectful of these facilities and staff at all times. Any abuse, misuse or vandalism will result in the immediate closure of the affected public convenience.

Toilets situated in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park are open Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 7pm.

Aberdare Park and Dare Valley Country Park also remain open, 7 day a week 9am until 4pm.


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