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First Ministers write to PM on Brexit transition

First Minister Mark Drakeford and the First Minster of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon have written to the Prime Minister to request an extended Brexit transition period to complete negotiations and support businesses through post-COVID recovery.

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Education Minister’s message to all school staff in Wales

The Education Minister, Kristy Williams, has written an open letter to all school staff in Wales.

In the letter shared online and in a video posted from her Twitter channel, the Minister says:

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Key local bus service to be maintained until December

A bus service linking Chepstow and Bristol is being maintained until December 2020, after the Welsh Government and Monmouthshire Council agreed a short-term solution following the removal of a commercial service.

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Ministers call for UK Government funding to reach charities in Wales

The UK Department for Education (DfE) and the Home Office have today announced £7.6m funding to support national charities which support vulnerable children and young people who are experiencing or at risk of domestic violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Welsh Government allocates £16m of Resilient Roads Fund to Local Authorities

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has today (June 11) announced over £16 million in transport grants – nearly £5 million of which will be spent on repairing the damage caused by storms at the start of this year.

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£6.5m Circular Economy Funding to Support a Green Recovery

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has launched the second round of Welsh Government’s £6.5m Circular Economy fund for local authorities and publicly funded bodies, including town and community councils, to support the green recovery.

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Guidance published to help schools, colleges and childcare settings

The Welsh Government has today published guidance for schools to plan for pupils to return from 29 June to “check in, catch up and prepare for summer and September”. Guidance has also been published for further education settings, which are due to resume limited on-campus learning from 15 June.

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More than £680m reaches businesses in Covid-19 support

Business support grants worth more than £680m have reached businesses across Wales to help them respond to the financial challenges of Covid-19 Ministers have announced.

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Three-layer face coverings recommended, but not mandatory, in certain situations in Wales

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The Welsh Government is following updated advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and recommending people in Wales wear three-layer face coverings in situations where social distancing is not possible. 

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Economic Resilience Fund - Find out if your business is eligible for support from the next phase

Businesses can now find out if they are eligible to apply for financial support from the next phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).

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Additional £50,000 announced to support unpaid carers mental health during pandemic

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care, Julie Morgan marks the start of National Carers Week by announcing an additional £50,000 funding to Carers Wales. (June 8th- June 14th).

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Digital services introduced in NHS Wales during coronavirus are here to stay

New digital technology fast-tracked to support non-contact consultations in NHS Wales during the coronavirus pandemic, is here to stay, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has said.