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Welsh Government Coronavirus Update 07 August 2020

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Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS

Welsh Ministers have announced a new £800m stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

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Minister announces extra £22.7m to help adult social care sector

Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in extra funding to help meet the additional costs adult social care providers are incurring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus: New measures on when to seek medical advice

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething is urging anyone isolating at home with COVID-19 to contact 111 or their GP if their symptoms don’t improve after seven days or if they experience breathlessness or vomiting, or if fatigue stops them doing their normal daily activities.

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Gyms and swimming pools to reopen

Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms and leisure centres will be able to re-open from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed.

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Childcare Offer for Wales to reopen

Wales’ Childcare Offer providing 30 hours of early education and care to the working parents of 3 and 4 year olds across Wales is set to reopen, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care Julie Morgan has announced.

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Enjoy Wales safely

As we approach the first weekend since indoor hospitality is open and with good weather forecast the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Dafydd Elis Thomas is reminding residents and visitors alike to enjoy what Wales has to offer safely.

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North Wales and Cross-Border Manufacturing Summit held

A high level summit of leaders in manufacturing focusing on north Wales and the cross border area was convened by Economy and north Wales Minister Ken Skates.

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Relaxation of Discretionary Assistance Fund rules extended

The Welsh Government has agreed to continue the relaxation of the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) rules until 31 March 2021.

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Economic Resilience Fund provides critical support to Wrexham-based manufacturer

Welsh Government’s bespoke Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is providing crucial support to protect jobs at an important employer in Wrexham, Economy and north Wales Minister Ken Skates has announced.

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£2.3m funding announced for adoption services – as enquiries in Wales rise by a third during lockdown

Initial figures from the National Adoption Service indicate a 36% increase in adoption enquiries during April – June 2020 in comparison to the same period last year.

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Written Statement: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No 4) Regulations 2020

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Keep Wales Safe promotional material

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Test, trace, protect: multilingual information about coronavirus

Multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing.

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Business Wales Tool Kit

Practical resources to help employers keep their workforce safe at work

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Other news

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart chair Coal Tips Summit

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart,convened the second Coal Tips Summit since the Tylorstown landslip during the February floods this year.

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“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality

The Welsh Government has outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales.

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‘We must seize the opportunity of record levels using technology to learn Welsh in lockdown,’ urges Eluned Morgan at virtual Eisteddfod AmGen

Welsh Language Minister Eluned Morgan has urged record numbers of digital Welsh learners to take part in this year’s virtual Eisteddfod AmGen.

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Symptom Study

Help us fight coronavirus by reporting your health daily, even if you feel well.
You can help us fight coronavirus by completing a daily health survey on the COVID-19 symptom study app.

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This app is for everyone, not just for those who have symptoms.
The app will help us understand the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. By answering some quick questions, you can help us plan our response to coronavirus.
We will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to coronavirus.


Test, Trace, Protect strategy

A campaign is underway aimed at informing the general public and critical workers of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. The website has been updated with the latest information on the strategy, including guidance for employers (https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus).

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New video and animated social assets have been produced for use across paid-for campaigns and for stakeholders to share through their own channels. The assets are available to download here

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Please disseminate these to your networks and use across your social media channels to help share information on Test, Trace, Protect

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