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Covid pass for events & nightclubs announced

People will have to show a NHS COVID Pass to enter nightclubs and attend events in Wales from next month, the First Minister announced today.

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Support to help increase Welsh language use following the pandemic

Work to support Welsh language skills and use will receive £2.4m in Covid recovery funding, to help keep Wales on its route to doubling the daily use of Welsh by 2050.

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£48m Covid recovery fund to support social care in Wales

A new £48m package of funding to support social care in Wales has today (Tuesday September 14) been announced by Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan.

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Wider choice of COVID tests to be available for international travellers

A wider choice of test providers will be available for people returning to Wales from overseas to book PCR tests from 21 September, Health Minister Eluned Morgan confirmed today.

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Wales demonstrates its united approach to welcoming Afghan arrivals as a Nation of Sanctuary.

This week, Wales has passed a significant milestone in our efforts to provide sanctuary to Afghan nationals who have supported our Armed Forces. Wales is now accommodating 50 families, comprising approximately 230 individuals. The majority of those who have arrived have directly supported Wales-based and Wales-facing Armed Forces units in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

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Extra support for youth mental health announced

Minister for Education and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles has today announced additional funding to help more young people access support for emotional mental health and wellbeing services through youth work approaches.

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£1.9m to address food poverty in Welsh communities

Over £1.9m of funding is being awarded to organisations across Wales to help tackle food poverty and addressing food insecurity within local communities.

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Wales’s new Chief Nursing Officer takes up post

Sue Tranka today takes up the post of Wales’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), bringing with her almost 30 years of nursing experience.

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‘More must be done to tackle substance misuse despite fall in drug deaths’, vows Mental Health Minister

‘We must build on our positive work supporting those who have been struggling with substance misuse and should be heartened that drug deaths in Wales have fallen to record low levels,’ Deputy Minister for Mental Health Lynne Neagle has vowed.

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‘Diolch’ - Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, thanks tourism and hospitality industry, staff and visitors ahead of the bank holiday weekend

With the last summer bank holiday and end of school holidays approaching, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething has thanked everyone for their efforts in keeping Wales safe over the summer.

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No changes to Covid rules in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford is urging people in Wales to get vaccinated and keep taking familiar steps to help address rising coronavirus cases.

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“Take the steps needed to keep learners safe and learning”

With schools, colleges and universities due to re-open following the summer holidays, parents, guardians and learners in Wales are being asked to take some steps to help keep Covid risk down and learners learning.