WREXHAM Council has decided to re-open one of its public toilets.

As the town centre begins to re-open carefully for trade, the council has taken a look at how they could open their public toilets safely during Covid-19.

As a result, they have found that it is possible to re-open Henblas Street toilets, but there will be some important changes to make sure that everyone who uses them is kept safe.

A Wrexham Council spokesman explained: "Access will be limited to three female users in the ladies and one male visitor in the gents at any one time to maintain social distancing.

"This is due to the relative size of the male and female facilities.

"However, a parent or carer will be allowed in with their children.

"The accessible toilet will be available.

"Alternate toilets, urinals and hand basins will be taped to prevent their use and bilingual signs will inform visitors that they are out of use due to social distancing regulations

"The cleaner will be positioned at the entrance to control the barrier for entry and exit using the access button in the office.

"A sign outside the toilets will explain the access restrictions to visitors."

The council add that the 20p entrance charge will still apply but no change will be available from the cleaner.

The toilets will be closed for 15 minutes each hour for cleaning, which includes sanitising surfaces.

The toilets will continue to operate within its normal hours, Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 4.30pm.

The council has advised the public to use them patiently and sensibly.

Cllr Terry Evans, lead member for economic development, said: "Facilities such as public toilets are key to ensuring that visitors can enjoy their time in the town centre comfortably.

"I’d like to pass on my thanks to all those involved who are making sure that these facilities are able to open safely."