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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News 12/02/2021

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

First major vaccination programme milestone achieved

First Minister Mark Drakeford praised the thousands of NHS staff and volunteers vaccinating people for their phenomenal effort as the first milestone in Wales’ vaccination programme was reached.  Please follow this link to view further information.

£29 million extra support for further education students

The funding will focus on helping FE students complete their vocational qualifications this summer.  Please follow this link to view further information.

£9.8 million of extra funding to support learners with Additional Learning Needs during coronavirus

The Welsh Government has announced a further £9.8 million to support learners with Additional Learning Needs. The funding will remove barriers to education for children and young people due to Covid-19.  Please follow this link to view further information.

Further £8.9 million to support creative sector freelancers

Freelancers working in Wales’ creative sectors will receive a further round of support worth £8.9 million, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas announced.  Please follow this link to view further information.

Welsh rail franchise now in public ownership

Welsh Government has taken the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership to protect services, safeguard jobs, and deliver infrastructure improvements in light of the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.  Please follow this link to view further information.

“We have and will continue to deliver for Wales” – First Minister

The Welsh Government has delivered its key promises to the people of Wales in the face of one of the most difficult periods of government in modern history, First Minister Mark Drakeford said today.  Please follow this link to view further information.

Bill to manage Senedd election during covid pandemic approved

An emergency bill to ensure the next Senedd election can happen safely, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has been approved by Members of the Senedd.  Please follow this link to view further information.

The women in Wales leading the fight against Covid

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip Jane Hutt highlighted some of the amazing women that are leading the fight against Covid in Wales and the importance of studying STEM.  Please follow this link to view further information.

Innovative projects helping people adapt their lives around coronavirus

A new suite of apps is helping vulnerable adults and individuals with special educational needs and disabilities to adapt their lives to meet the challenges posed by coronavirus.  Please follow this link to view further information.

Join with us, and help to become part of the solution by taking the vaccine and encouraging others in your communities to do so

Vaughan Gething and Jane Hutt’s message to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in Wales.  Please follow this link to view further information.

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