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Rebecca Evans

Self-isolation support payment increased to £750

Following changes to the policy on self-isolation, the Welsh Government’s self-isolation support scheme will increase from £500 to £750.

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Changes to self-isolation for fully-vaccinated adults

All adults who have been fully-vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone with coronavirus from 7 August, the First Minister confirmed today.

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Under-18s invited for their first Covid-19 vaccine in Wales

Young people who are about to turn 18 are being invited to have their Covid-19 vaccine in Wales.

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Vaccination saves lives: new toolkit to help employers encourage employees get Covid-19 vaccine

The Welsh Government is encouraging employers to do all they can to support their workforce to get vaccinated.

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Plan to deliver urgent and emergency health care in the right place, first time in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has set out plans to transform the delivery of urgent and emergency care in Wales, during an exceptionally challenging time for services.

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Health Minister announces 3% pay rise for Welsh NHS staff

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has agreed a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff, as she today accepted the recommendations of the pay review bodies in full.

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A statement from the Health Minister following the JCVI announcement on vaccinating Children & Young People

Today, I want to provide an update on the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) latest advice for the COVID-19 Vaccination programme and on self-isolation.

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75% of people in Wales have received both doses of the vaccine

Three quarters of people in Wales have now had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has announced.

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£500 self-isolation support payment scheme extended

The Welsh Government scheme which supports people on low-pay with a £500 payment if they have to self-isolate is being extended until March 2022.

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Over £7.8m invested in new equipment for Breast Test Wales service

Breast Test Wales, which usually screens 110,000  women each year is to receive £7.845m of Welsh Government funding to replace imaging equipment, the Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan has confirmed today (Friday 9th July).

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Lifesaving programme given cash boost to keep going by Welsh Government

A lifesaving programme to help improve survival rates after a cardiac arrest is being supported with almost £2.5m over the next three years by the Welsh Government.

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NHS Wales awarded George Cross on 73rd birthday in honour of pandemic efforts

The NHS in Wales has been honoured with The George Cross in recognition of the incredible effort of all those working in the NHS during the pandemic.