Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 announcements

All the latest updates and announcements related to COVID 19 including how to get food and medicines, increased capacity for public transport, and guidance for those who are shielding or considered extremely vulnerable.

·     Written Statement: Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales (Press release) (18 August)

·     Welsh Ministers unveil multi-million pound support package for local authorities (Press release) (17 August) Welsh Ministers have today announced a funding boost of more than £260 million for local councils in Wales to provide them with the certainty they need to plan for the remainder of the year

·     COVID-19 testing strategy (Policy) (17 August - update) Our strategy for testing for COVID-19 in Wales

·     Travelling safely (coronavirus): guidance for the public (Guidance) (17 August - update) How to be safe when walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus pandemic

·     Getting food and essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic (Guidance) (17 August - update) How you can get food and essential supplies if you are shielding, self-isolating or a critical worker

·     Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions (Guidance) (17 August – update) What you and businesses can and cannot do during the outbreak and what happens if you break these new laws

·     Essential travel restriction on public transport to be lifted (Press release) (16 August) The Welsh Government has confirmed the essential travel restriction on public transport will be lifted from tomorrow (Monday, 17 August), opening up trains and buses to more potential passengers

·     Getting medicines during the coronavirus pandemic (Guidance) (16 August - update) How to help your pharmacy during the COVID-19 outbreak

·     Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. (16 August - update)

·     People at increased risk from coronavirus (Guidance) (16 August - update)

·     Guidance for people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 who have been shielding (Guidance) (16 August) Information for people who have been identified as being at a very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus

·     Travellers exempt from self-isolation: coronavirus (COVID-19) (Guidance) (14 August – update)

·     21-day reviews of measures to manage COVID-19 (6 August update to 30 July review): equality impact assessment (Impact assessment) (14 August) An assessment of how our measures to manage COVID-19 affect equality of opportunity (6 August update to 30 July review)

·     The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020, as amended (14 August - update) (Legislation)

·     COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool: guidance (Guidance) (14 August – update) NHS and social care workers check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19

·     Technical Advisory Group: updated advice on face coverings (Report) (14 August) Updated advice from the Technical Advisory Group about face coverings on 11 August 2020

·     Written Statement: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 5) Regulations 2020 (First Minister) (14 August)

·     Written Statement: Interim review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (First Minister) (14 August)

·     First Minister thanks volunteers and launches new fund to help coronavirus recovery (Press release) (14 August)

·     Changes to allow more families to meet up (Press release) (13 August) Welsh Government introduces new enforcement powers to make sure all premises follow Covid rules

·     Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) services coronavirus guidance (Guidance) (13 August) What you need to do when running your service to keep staff and people you support safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

·     Test Trace Protect (Policy) (13 August – update) Our strategy for testing the general public and tracing the spread of coronavirus in Wales.

·     Optional badges and lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing (News story) (12 August) Optional badges can be used to show the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing

·     Volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic: How you can safely help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. (12 August - update)

·     COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool (Guidance) (12 August – update) NHS and social care workers check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19

·     Technical Advisory Group: testing criteria for discharging asymptomatic patients to care homes (Report) (12 August) Consensus statement on recommended testing criteria for discharging asymptomatic patients from hospitals to care homes

·     Technical Advisory Cell: summary of advice 7 August 2020 (Report) (11 August) Summary of COVID-19 advice provided to Welsh Ministers on 7 August 2020

 

·     COVID-19 infection survey: 3 to 9 August 2020 (Statistics) (14 August) Analysis of the proportion of people testing positive for COVID-19 for 3 to 9 August 2020

·     Personal protective equipment items issued: up to 9 August 2020 (13 August)

·     Test, Trace, Protect: contact tracing for coronavirus (COVID-19): up to 8 August 2020 (13 August)

·     NHS activity and capacity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: 13 August 2020 (13 August)

·     Testing data for coronavirus (COVID-19): up to 9 August 2020 (12 August)

 

·     Covid-19 (FOI) (17 August) Information on the testing of staff and residents in care homes

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