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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News - 09 October 2020

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Multi-million pound boost to support post-covid pledge

Wales will build a new future out of the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Government announced today, providing £320 million towards the immediate reconstruction work.  Please follow this link for further information.

Fund to support creative freelancers affected by COVID-19 now open

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales are now able to apply for their share of a £7 million fund – which is targeted specifically at those in the freelance sector hit hardest by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Please follow this link for further information.

New campaign will support people to seek new opportunities

As part of its response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Welsh Government is ramping up its support for people affected by redundancy, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said.  Please follow this link for further information.

Scheme to help tenants affected by coronavirus launches in Wales

A new £8 million Welsh Government Tenancy Saver Loan scheme to help tenants struggling with rent arrears due to coronavirus has launched, Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has announced.  Please follow this link for further information.

New walk-through testing sites to open near Welsh universities

A number of Welsh university towns and cities are set to benefit from new walk-through Local Testing Sites (LTS).  Please follow this link for further information.

Economic Resilience Fund - find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase

Businesses across Wales can now find out if they can apply for funding from the third phase of the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).  Please follow this link for further information.

Community pharmacies report increased flu vaccine uptake as Wales embarks on biggest vaccination programme

Since the announcement in July, by the Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, that Wales’ would run its largest ever flu vaccination programme, take up of the vaccine is already high.  Please follow this link for further information.

First Minister strengthens ministerial health team

First Minister Mark Drakeford has further strengthened the Welsh Government’s response to coronavirus by realigning key ministerial portfolios.  Please follow this link for further information.

Wales ‘led the way’ in providing IT and online learning to pupils at home throughout pandemic

The way the Welsh Government provided laptops and wi-fi devices to address the lack of access to online learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been described as ‘commendable’ in an independent report published.  Please follow this link for further information.

Keeping learners safe in education

Information and supporting guidance to help schools and other providers to keep learners safe.  Please follow this link for further information.

Hospital visiting during the coronavirus outbreak: guidance

How the NHS can support hospital visiting in a safe and planned way during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please follow this link for further information.

Sport, recreation and leisure: guidance for a phased return

Guidance for people working in sport, recreation and leisure industries.  Please follow this link for further information.

Taxi and private hire vehicle guidance

Information for the taxi and private hire vehicle industry.  Please follow this link for further information.

Written Statement: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) Amendments

Please follow this link for further information.

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool: guidance

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool guidance for managers and staff.  Please follow this link for further information.

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