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Keep Wales Safe as Omicron Surges

Wales’ leading doctor has urged everyone to take steps to protect themselves from Covid-19 as case rates are surging to their highest levels in the pandemic.

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Strengthened measures to keep Wales safe as omicron strikes

New measures will be introduced from 6am on Boxing Day to help keep Wales safe.

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Sporting events to be played behind closed doors as omicron cases rise

Sporting events will be played behind closed doors from Boxing Day in Wales to help control the spread of the new omicron variant.

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Social Care staff to earn the Real Living Wage

Social Care staff will receive the Real Living Wage in Wales as part of a package to support the sector, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has announced.

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New advice to keep Wales safe this Christmas

The First Minister will today set out a two-phase plan to respond to the current delta variant and the new, fast-moving, easily-transmissible omicron variant, which is expected to be the dominant form of the virus in the UK by the end of the month.

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First Minister outlines ambitious aim to offer all eligible adults a booster appointment by end of year

First Minister Mark Drakeford will tonight set out Wales’ aim to offer all eligible adults an appointment for a booster vaccine by the end of December.

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Booster best shot to protect against new variant – FM

The First Minister is urging everyone to have their Covid-19 booster vaccine as he warned Wales is facing a new wave of infections caused by the omicron variant.

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Testing capacity increased to identify Omicron variant in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today (Thursday 9th December) announced plans to increase capacity for identifying the Omicron variant in Wales.

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‘Disrupt the transmission’ – Latest Keep Wales Safe campaign launches

The latest phase of the Welsh Government’s Keep Wales Safe campaign which aims to ‘disrupt the transmission’ of Covid-19 is launching today (Monday 6 December).

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First Omicron case confirmed in Wales

A case of the Omicron variant of concern has been confirmed in Wales. The case is in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area and is linked to international travel.

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New food and drink vision launched as Winter Fair returns

Growing the Welsh food and drink industry’s value to £8.5bn and increasing the number of employees in the sector who receive the Welsh Living Wage to 80%, both by 2025, are at the heart of a new Welsh Government vision.

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Welsh Government issues direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea

The Welsh Government has issued a direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea on public health grounds.