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Wales moves to alert level two

Wales will move into alert level two on Monday, the First Minister will confirm today as coronavirus levels remain low and vaccination rates remain the best in the UK.

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Unpaid carers encouraged to use rapid COVID self-test kits

Access to rapid COVID self-test kits (lateral flow tests) are now available to unpaid carers.


UK CMOs agree to lower UK COVID-19 Alert Level

Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director agree that the UK alert level should move from level 4 to level 3.

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Coronavirus restrictions relaxations confirmed

The Welsh Government has confirmed changes to the coronavirus restrictions in Wales from Monday 3 May.

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Outdoor hospitality given go-ahead to reopen and rules on mixing outdoors relaxed in Wales

Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed today.

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People in Wales who cannot work from home encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests

All those who cannot work from home are being encouraged to access lateral flow self-test kits as they are rolled out across Wales.

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Third Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Wales

The third Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled-out across Wales from today (Wednesday 7 April) with patients in Carmarthenshire becoming the first in the UK to receive it.

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Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax covid restrictions

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is today setting out a series of measures that will take Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17th May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.

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Welsh Government consults on actions to create a proudly Anti-Racist Wales

This morning the Welsh Government has published An Anti-Racist Wales – the Race Equality Action Plan for Wales.

The draft Plan, which has been launched for a twelve-week consultation, draws on lived experiences of racism and has been constructed with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic researchers, policy officials, communities and other key race stakeholders.

This process has created a set of deliverable, achievable actions to tackle racism and inequality across Government, ranging from education to health, housing to the economy, and more.  

Also set out are the actions that Welsh Government will itself be taking, at an organisational level, to tackle systemic racism and inequality within its own structures.

The urgency of the Plan has been laid bare and intensified by the impact of the Covid‑19 pandemic, and the unparalleled visibility and reaction of the world to the killing of George Floyd in the US.

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Extra investment to support veterans in Wales.

More funding for Wales’ specialist mental health service focused exclusively on military veterans, additional funding for Armed Forces Liaison Officers and a new resettlement guide to support people leaving the Armed Forces form part of a new package of more than £500,000 Welsh Government support for veterans.

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Community testing programme extended to manage outbreaks

The community testing programme will be extended to the end of September to help manage outbreaks and target areas that see a rapid increase in cases, the Health Minister has announced today (Monday 22 March).

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UPDATED: Health and care services pandemic recovery plan published

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today (Monday 22 March) published a plan, supported by an initial £100m funding, to help the health and care system in Wales to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.