Play areas: 

All parks, play areas and open spaces owned and maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will remain open, unless they were already closed for upgrades/refurbishment. 

Some play areas are under the ownership of community councils or other organisations and may not be open – please contact them for more information.

Please remember to regularly wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before and after using the equipment. 

Parks and Open Spaces 

Parks and open spaces remain OPEN 

View further details about Play areas, Parks and Open Spaces 

Town Centre Parking Charges 

Parking charges at all Council-owned car parks (from 10am each day) in Aberdare and Pontypridd will be suspended from January 1, 2021, until further notice. This extends the free parking arrangements which have been in place since October 24. Please note, Council car parks in all other towns are free on a permanent basis.

This free parking provision is aimed at supporting the local economy by increasing trade for local businesses, and therefore increasing employment within the towns. Parking in all other towns remains free.


All existing civil engineering projects and resurfacing schemes continue throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf, avoiding busy residential areas where possible due to increased vehicle parking. Council and contracted workers will continue to adhere to 2m social distancing guidance. 

Integrated Transport Unit 

All staff in the Council’s Integrated Transport Unit will be working from home until further notice. Any transport queries should be directed to the relevant email addresses, as listed below: 

Public Transport 

People are able to use public transport if they wish. There are no travel restrictions in place within Wales. However, people are asked to think carefully about the journeys they take and the people they meet. It is also sensible to avoid travelling to and from areas with a higher incidence rate if you can.

You are advised to contact the relevant companies directly for further information on how the pandemic is affecting services. 

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

Traffic information 

Local radio and television bulletins will help to keep you informed of any traffic issues or road closures. 

Public Rights of Way 

The majority of public rights of way across the County Borough remain open. 

The Welsh Government has introduced emergency regulations (The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020) which enables local authorities to close public paths and access land where use poses a high risk to the spread of coronavirus. 

If the Council identifies areas where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring the new measures set out by the UK Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Council will immediately close rights of way and access land. 

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