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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News 05 February 2021

Keep Wales safe

• stay at home
• meet only the people you live with
• maintain social distancing
• wash your hands regularly
• work from home if you can

All of Wales is at alert level 4.

Headline News

60 days and over 500,000 doses delivered

Today is the 60th day since COVID-19 vaccinations began in Wales and also marks the day when more than half a million people received their first COVID-19 vaccination. Please follow this link to view further details.

Open letter to headteachers

Open letter to headteachers from Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education. Please follow this link to view further details.

Further details on £200 million to support Welsh businesses

Welsh Government has revealed further details of the £200 million package of support for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses that continue to be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please follow this link to view further details.

Users of the NHS Covid-19 App now eligible to apply for £500 self-isolation payment

Those asked to self-isolate via the NHS Covid-19 app will now be eligible to apply for the £500 self-isolation support payment, Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James has announced. Please follow this link to view further details.

Pledge to support youth with extra £9.4m investment in children and young people mental health services

"I am committed to ensuring support is available for changing mental health needs," says Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing as more than £9million will be available specifically to support children and young people in Wales. Please follow this link to view further details.

£5.5m funding boost for council tax support scheme

Councils in Wales will receive an additional £5.5m to help them fund the increasing demand on the Welsh Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans announced. Please follow this link to view further details.

Enhanced COVID-19 testing introduced for care homes

Further COVID-19 testing for care home staff is beginning this week to help identify infectious individuals sooner and manage outbreaks more effectively, the Health Minister has announced. Please follow this link to view further details.

Chief Medical Officer for Wales sets out lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic

A need for a unified approach to public health and environmental issues, more focus on innovation and the importance of investment in health protection are some of the lessons learnt from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales, according to the Chief Medical Officer. Please follow this link to view further details.

Businesses urged to register for financial support

Welsh Government is urging businesses to ensure they are registered for financial support to help them deal with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus. Please follow this link to view further details. 

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