Cardiff Liberal Democrats are calling on Cardiff Council to reopen public toilets and to work with private sector partners to ensure their facilities are available for use, as we come out of lockdown.
Deputy Leader of Cardiff Liberal Democrats Cllr Emma Sandrey said;
"The Vale of Glamorgan Council have recently reopened some of their public toilets, recognising that the ability for many people to come out of lockdown is impacted by whether or not they can access public facilities. They have done this by increasing cleaning regimes, using on duty staff at busier toilets, propping open doors at entrance points and operating a ‘one in, one out’ system at smaller facilities. So why can’t Cardiff Council do this as well?
"It is unacceptable to encourage people to come out of lockdown, and support the local economy, without providing access to necessary facilities. Not doing so risks public urination, defecation, and the littering of feminine hygiene products and nappies, all of which carry their own public health implications. By not providing access to facilities the easing of lockdown becomes only for those of a certain age, who are able bodied, and do not menstruate. To blame a lack of facilities on Welsh Government guidance does not wash when our neighbouring authority has found a way of opening toilets safely."