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Pilot of COVID-19 vaccination roll-out to care homes to begin

A pilot for the roll-out of the COVID-19 Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine to Welsh care homes is to begin on Wednesday [Wednesday 16], just over a week after the first jab was administered in the UK, the Health Minister has announced.

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Updated covid control plan to be published

An updated version of Wales’ covid control plan will be published next week, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.

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Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday as part of ‘national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission’

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday, December 14 as part of a ‘national effort to reduce transmission of coronavirus’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today.

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Cultural Recovery Fund – essential support making a difference

“Arts and Culture in Wales must survive this pandemic” says Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

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On International Volunteer Day, Welsh Government thanks volunteers and announces £4m in new Voluntary Sector grant funding

Today, on International Volunteer Day, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, has said “Thank you” to the many volunteers who have made a difference in Wales this year, and announced a new £4 grant fund for third sector organisations, working in partnership with the public sector.

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Regular rapid Covid testing of frontline health and social care staff in Wales introduced

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced routine testing of asymptomatic frontline health and social care staff will start this month in Wales.

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£200,000 financial support for Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for 2020-21

  • New innovation fund to support reinstatement of regional shows next year
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Launch of Welsh Government VAWDASV National Advisers’ Annual plan on White Ribbon Day

Today, on White Ribbon Day, Wales’ National Advisers on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) release their annual plan detailing their objectives and priorities for the financial year commencing 1 April 2021.


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.


Wales ready to re-start post-EU funding schemes

New funding arrangements to replace those previously administered by the EU, which will empower local decision-makers to support investment closer to the communities they serve, have been published today by the Welsh Government.

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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 today.

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£3.5m Circular Economy fund for public bodies to support a green recovery opens

A new £3.5m round of the Circular Economy Fund for public bodies for post-Covid response and a green recovery in Wales opens for applications today.