Travelling Ahead : A Welsh project working with young people from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Corona Virus – advice and support

Corona Virus – advice and support

Winning picture by Megan

Winning picture by Megan

Corona Virus – COVID-19 

This page contains information and advice for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Wales.

If you need advice or support linked to the Corona Virus please call our FREEPHONE 0808 802 0025 and leave a message  – our offices are closed at the moment but we are all still working  and one of the team will ring you back.  

Read the Travellers Times Special Edition for Wales on the Corona Virus HERE


Keep Wales safe:

– Keep social distancing – stay 2 metres apart from people you don’t live with
– keep washing  your hands  – more than usual
– if you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors
– work from home if you can
– Stay at home if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms:

– a high temperature

– a new, continuous cough

– loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Ring 111 if you cannot  cope with your symptoms at home, your  condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not go away after 7 days

Call 999 in a life threatening emergency

If you have symptoms you should  apply for a  free TEST by calling 119 or get in touch with us if you need help or advice on testing 

Click HERE to read or listen to some Corona Virus advice from Friends, Families and Travellers especially if you live on a site or roadside.

Read down for Welsh Government’s  guidance to councils to support Gypsy & Traveller families on sites and if you are travelling.

This video gives some basic advice in a film made by London Gypsies and Travellers


**COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION**Keep yourself and your family safe!More info on

Posted by London Gypsies and Travellers (UK Registered Charity) on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Corona Virus rules in Wales are different to the rest of the UK.

Keep up to date with Welsh rules and information HERE

From 6th July:

  • You no longer need to stay within 5 miles of where you live.
  • Two households can join to form one extended household or a “bubble”.
    You can go inside each other’s homes and stay overnight. This will help with things like childcare.
    But you must:
    🏡 Keep it to one other household
    ❌ Not introduce new people
    🤧 Isolate if any of you get symptoms
    For anyone outside your extended household, you must continue to only see them outdoors and keep a 2m distance. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
    Read government guidance here 👇


Travelling Ahead has two new Facebook Community Groups to provide information and support at this time

Travelling Ahead West Wales 

Travelling Ahead EU Citizens Information Group – information in community languages


Welsh Government has sent out new advice to councils across Wales to make sure Gypsy and Traveller families on sites or roadside are supported while the Covid-19 pandemic is on:

  • This includes making sure families on sites have support – no one should be evicted at this time
  • Support and advice to keep well and help if anyone gets ill and can’t go out to get electric top up, shopping or to buy essentials
  • If you are roadside or travelling the council should make sure you have got services like toilets and washing facilities and you can stay in one place to keep safe if you need to
  • You can read this Welsh guidance here or call us on our Freephone 0808 802 0025 if you have any questions or need help to talk to the council in your area


Money worries 

Corona virus has made things  difficult for everyone – you may be entitled to help and support with rent, bills, benefits even if you are normally self employed and emergency payments  –  get in touch with us  – we can help  – its always confidential 0808 802 0025

Coronavirus – check what benefits you can get because of coronavirus


Other advice on Covid 19 – Corona Virus

Click HERE for more advice from FFT if you are vulnerable and need to ‘shield’

Travellers’ Times have produced lots of videos to answer questions and worries about Corona Virus or Covid-19 – you can see them HERE

Traveller Movement has put together these useful fact sheets during Covid-19:

Information to contact people in prison 


Domestic Abuse Support 


If you are looking for information helpful for Roma communities in different languages have a look at our page here ( Link EUSS Covid page )





You can find Covid 19 guidance translated into over 60 different languages here