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Welsh Government Coronavirus COVID-19 News 20 November 2020

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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough to be first whole area testing pilot in Wales

Everyone living or working in Merthyr Tydfil will be offered COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not - as part of the first mass testing of a whole area in Wales. Please follow this link for further information.

£500 self-isolation payment scheme is now open

People on low incomes who have coronavirus or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service are now able to apply for a £500 payment. Please follow this link for further information.

Find your local authority to apply for a self-isolation payment

You can apply for a payment of £500 from your local authority if you’ve been told to self-isolate and cannot work from home. Please follow this link for further information.

Devolved nations call for joint effort to reach those in need Letter urges UK-wide benefit strategy

The devolved administrations have united to call on the UK Government to ensure those who are entitled to financial support are receiving. Please follow this link for further information.

First Minister sets out plans to hold ‘Covid secure’ 2021 Senedd elections

Plans to ensure the people of Wales can vote safely at the 2021 Senedd elections, and that they take place as planned on 6 May 2021, have been set out by the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford. Please follow this link for further information.

Experimental new measures tested in emergency departments in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced a new set of experimental measures for emergency departments. Please follow this link for further information.

Minister reacts to publication of NHS Wales performance data restarting

Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething statement on today's (19 November) publication of NHS performance data. Please follow this link for further information.

Greater well-being support pledged for social care workers during the pandemic

Social care workers in the independent sector in Wales are to be given greater support to protect their well-being during the pandemic. Please follow this link for further information.

Social care workforce special payment scheme.

Final guidance on who is eligible to receive the payment. Please follow this link for further information.

Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions

Guidance on how you can keep safe during the outbreak and what rules are in place to protect people. Please follow this link for further information.

Guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses: coronavirus

Guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses to keep employees and visitors safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please follow this link for further information.

Culture and heritage destinations and venues: guidance for a phased return

Guidance for organisations and individuals in Wales who manage culture and heritage destinations and venues that are open to the public. Please follow this link for further information.

Schools: coronavirus guidance

Changes to learning and teaching in schools from September. Please follow this link for further information.

Examination and assessment guidance: 2020 to 2021

Information on examinations and assessments, including A levels, during the coronavirus pandemic. Please follow this link for further information.

Higher education: coronavirus

Information about higher education and student support during the coronavirus pandemic. Please follow this link for further information.

Going home safely at the end of term: guidance for students

Guidance for students planning to return home at the end of term. Please follow this link for further information.

COVID-19 mass testing: Merthyr Tydfil

Everyone living or working in the Merthyr Tydfil Council area will be offered a COVID-19 test, whether they have symptoms or not. Please follow this link for further information.

Regional coronavirus testing facilities

Wales’ testing capacity is supported by an extensive network of facilities across the country. Please follow this link for further information.

Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19) – previously known as ‘shielding’

Information for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Please follow this link for further information.

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

Please follow this link for further information.

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. Please follow this link for further information.

Contact tracing: support for workers and the self-employed

Support for people who are self-isolating. Please follow this link for further information.

Guidance for childcare providers on The Childcare Offer for Wales: coronavirus

What providers must do as a result of reopening applications for 30 hours of early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Please follow this link for further information.

Guidance for parents on the Childcare Offer for Wales: coronavirus

What to do if you have applied for or want to apply for 30 hours of early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Please follow this link for further information.

Employers: coronavirus test, trace, protect guidance

Employers' responsibilities to help with coronavirus testing and contact tracing. Please follow this link for further information.

COVID-19 statutory sick pay enhancement scheme

Support for care workers who are required to stay off work due to actual or suspected COVID-19 or because they have to self-isolate. Please follow this link for further information.

 

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