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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News - 11/09/2020

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Further constraints on meeting socially and compulsory face coverings to help prevent new coronavirus crisis

Face coverings will become mandatory in indoor public places across Wales from Monday as rules are tightened to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis.


Local lockdown restrictions imposed to control Caerphilly outbreak

Coronavirus laws will be tightened across Caerphilly borough to prevent a local outbreak of the virus spreading, Health Minister Vaughan Gething said.


£2.3 million to provide face coverings for secondary school and further education learners

The Welsh Government has committed more than £2.3 million to provide free face coverings for all learners in secondary school and further education settings.


Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across Wales and England like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, are being encouraged to have NHS QR code posters visible on entry, so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.


NHS COVID-19 app: guidance for businesses and organisations

Help support contract tracing by displaying official NHS QR posters at entrances from 24 September.


COVID-19 vaccine update

Information on a COVID-19 vaccine, who will get it and when.


Find out if you are eligible for support from the Cultural Recovery Fund

From Tuesday, 1 September organisations in the culture and heritage sector can find out if they are eligible to apply for financial support from the Welsh Government’s £53 million Cultural Recovery Fund.


Restoration of dental services following COVID-19

How we will re-establish routine dental care following the coronavirus pandemic


Further education: coronavirus

Changes to learning, exams, and attending schools and colleges during the coronavirus pandemic.


Guidance for schools and FE providers: using home test kits

This guidance is intended to support schools, settings and FE providers in offering home test kits.


Children’s social services during the COVID-19 pandemic: guidance

How children’s social care providers can change their services to support young people during COVID-19.


Getting food and essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic

How you can get food and essential supplies if you are shielding, self-isolating or a critical worker.


Travellers exempt from Welsh border rules: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Explains who is exempt from self isolation requirements under new Welsh border rules introduced due to coronavirus.


Welsh Government thanks charities and volunteers on International Day of Charity

On International Day of Charity, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, thanked charities and volunteers across Wales for making life better for their communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.


Other News

More than £100million of new investment in Wales’ rural economy announced

Hundreds of projects boosting the rural economy, enhancing biodiversity and improving food sector resilience throughout Wales will be backed by a £106m financial investment for the next three years.


£1.3m to support package of mental health services for all in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced additional mental health support that anyone in Wales can access when they need to.


Wales leads the way in pay-rise for all staff in primary care

The Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething has announced that all doctors, nurses and staff working within GP practices will receive a 2.8% pay uplift.


Economic Resilience Fund vital in protecting jobs at north Wales manufacturer

Hundreds of jobs at Chirk-based manufacturer Kronospan have been safeguarded with help from Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).


37 extra medical places created at Cardiff University

The Welsh Government has announced it will fund up to 37 additional places for students at Cardiff University School of Medicine.


Local Lockdown Information

Local Lockdown

Restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect public health in Caerphilly County.


Legislation,Technical Advice & Statistics.

Coronavirus legislation and guidance on the law

The laws and guidance on these laws passed in Wales in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Advice on coronavirus from the Technical Advisory Cell

Information to help ministers respond in the best interests of the Welsh population to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Technical Advisory Group: statement on single vs double testing patients

Consensus statement on the impact of single vs double testing of patients prior to discharge from hospital into a care home.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) related statistics and research

Latest data and analysis on the effect of coronavirus on society in Wales.


Promotional Materials & Toolkits

Keep Wales Safe promotional materials

Test, trace, protect: multilingual information about coronavirus

Multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing.


Business Wales Tool Kit

Practical resources to help employers keep their workforce safe at work


Symptom Study

Help us fight coronavirus by reporting your health daily, even if you feel well.

You can help us fight coronavirus by completing a daily health survey on the COVID-19 symptom study app. This app is for everyone, not just for those who have symptoms.

The app will help us understand the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. By answering some quick questions, you can help us plan our response to coronavirus.

We will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to coronavirus.


Test, Trace, Protect strategy

A campaign is underway aimed at informing the general public and critical workers of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. The website has been updated with the latest information on the strategy, including guidance for employers ( New video and animated social assets have been produced for use across paid-for campaigns and for stakeholders to share through their own channels. The assets are available to download here and please disseminate these to your networks and use across your social media channels to help share information on Test, Trace, Protect.



Business and employers

Support to help businesses and third sector organisations affected by coronavirus.


Coronavirus health advice

Stay at home, self-isolation, support as an extremely vulnerable person.


Education and childcare

Guidance on coronavirus for parents, everyone working in education and childcare providers.


Health and social care professionals

Coronavirus guidance for the NHS and people working in social, community and residential care



Guidance for landlords, park (mobile) homes and rough sleeper services during the coronavirus pandemic



Coronavirus advice for people returning from abroad or planning to travel


Volunteering (third sector)

Volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic, support for the third sector


Community services

Planning, fire, domestic abuse and sexual violence


Jobs,skills and financial support

Help with benefits, to stay in work and gain new skills


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