People are being urged to take care when they are out socialising, as Covid cases are rapidly increasing in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
Following Wales moving into Alert level 0 and with almost all Covid restrictions lifted, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Swansea Bay are now doubling week on week.
Public Health Wales says this is a 'stark' reminder that the virus has not gone away.
Swansea saw 944 cases in the past week, up from 487 the previous seven days.
In Neath Port Talbot the latest figure is 575. This was up from 312 which was also double the seven days prior to that.
Young people under the age of 30 make up the highest spike in positive cases, accounting for hundreds of cases.
Positivity rates are also up, with over 16% of all tests coming back positive.
Sion Lingard, from Public Health Wales health in Swansea Bay said hospitality is one of the main areas where people are catching Covid.
"There are currently over 80 cases locally which, can be traced back to around a dozen pubs, nightclubs and celebration venues," He said.
“Fresh air is an important ally in the fight against the virus, so if you are out socialising, choose an outdoor table if you can.
“Wash your hands regularly, avoid heavily crowded places, and remember that even though the rules have relaxed, you still have a personal choice to wear a face-covering if you want to,” He added.
Vaccination is a vital tool in the fight against Covid, and drop-in vaccination sessions are running regularly in Swansea Bay for anyone over the age of 16.
Public health Wales advises that you don’t need an appointment. Details can be found here: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/go/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-drop-in-sessions-for-adults-age-16/