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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News 12th March 2021

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Stay local – Wales takes first steps out of lockdown

The stay-at-home restrictions will be replaced by a new interim stay local rule in Wales from Saturday 13 March as part of a package of measures, beginning the process of unlocking the strict coronavirus regulations, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Please follow this link to view further information.

Extra £150 million to support businesses in Wales

A further £150 million has been made available to support Welsh businesses in dealing with the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Please follow this link to view further information.

One million people receive first vaccine dose

One million people across Wales have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, meaning almost 40% of the adult population now have a level of protection from COVID-19. Please follow this link to view further information.

Self-referral online form for unpaid carers launched for COVID-19 vaccination

Unpaid carers who may not be registered as an unpaid carer with their GP are being asked to come forward by completing a new online self-referral form in order to receive their Covid-19 vaccine as part of priority group 6. Please follow this link to view further information.

Extra £72m to support learners as they return to school

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has announced a further £72 million to support learners as part of the response towards recovery and progression since the pandemic. Please follow this link to view further information.

£60m to extend contact tracing over summer

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £50m to allow health boards to extend contact tracing over the summer. Please follow this link to view further information.

£18.7 million to extend business incentives to recruit more apprentices

Welsh Government has invested a further £18.7 million to extend incentives to support businesses in recruiting apprentices in Wales. Please follow this link to view further information.

£1.3m for Welsh seafood sector to help deal with Brexit and Covid impacts

The Welsh Government has launched a new £1.3m scheme to help the Welsh fishing and aquaculture sector following the twin hits to their businesses caused by leaving the EU and the Covid-19 pandemic. Please follow this link to view further information.

Welsh Government extends measures to protect businesses from eviction until end of June 2021

Retail, hospitality, tourism and other businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic will now be protected from eviction until the end of June 2021, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has announced. Please follow this link to view further information.

People experiencing homelessness to be prioritised for COVID vaccine

People who are or have recently experienced homelessness in Wales are to be offered a COVID vaccination as part of priority group 6, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. Please follow this link to view further information.

Elections May 2021: Joint statement from the Welsh Government, UK government and Scottish Government

Safe and secure elections are fundamental to our democracy. Now, more than ever, voters have the right to be heard, and on 6 May 2021 elections are scheduled to take place in England, Scotland and Wales. Please follow this link to view further information.

 

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