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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In response to the Coronavirus measures which come into force in Wales at 6pm on Friday 23rd October 2020 until the morning of Monday 9th November 2020, changes to the Authority’s services are as follows:

Information Centres

Our Information Centres in Beddgelert and Aberdyfi will close for the winter season on Thursday afternoon, 22nd October 2020.

Our Information Centre in Betws y Coed will be closed to the public from Friday 24th October until Monday 9th November 2020.

Staff will be available to deal with phone and email enquiries on behalf of all three of our Centres by contacting 01690 710 426 or e-mail

Warden Service

All of our Warden Centres will be closed to the public but enquiries can be made directly to the relevant Warden Centre:

Pen y Pass: 01286 872 555

Llyn Tegid: 01678 520 626

Betws y Coed: 01690 710 022

Dolgellau: 01341 422 878

You can also email the Wardens directly, or via the central email address

Our Wardens will continue with their usual work and will be assisting local communities as much as possible while adhering to the Welsh Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn will be closing its doors for the winter season on Friday afternoon, 23rd October 2020. We expect to re-open in the Spring, but in the meantime any enquiries can be made by emailing or phoning 01766 772 508. More information is available on the Yr Ysgwrn website


Our head-office remains closed to the public. Apart from a small number of administrative staff, all headquarters-based staff will be working from home during the Firebreak period. They can be contacted through their usual email and work phones. Please be mindful that some staff may be self-isolating and have families at home, therefore there may be a delay in response.

General telephone enquiries can be made by calling 01766 770 274, or by email to All invoices and postal correspondence continue to be processed as normal, but it is inevitable that there will be some delay. All staff have been instructed to attend on-line meetings only. Officers will undertake site visits if necessary, and Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to at all times.

Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch - the Authority’s Study Centre will be closed until the 10th of November, and will be offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation from then on.

Planning Service

Our Planning Service will operate as usual but Planning and Access Committee meetings are held remotely. We’re endeavouring to ensure that all planning applications and pre-application enquiries are being processed as efficiently as possible but as our officers are working from home it is inevitable that there will be some delay.

Contracted Services

Where possible contracted service and projects continue in order to support local businesses and the economy. If you have any general questions please contact

For detailed information about the Firebreak Lockdown you can visit the Welsh Government’s FAQ page on their website by following the link below…

Welsh Government - Firebreak FAQ Page