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Video consultation extended to pharmacy, optometry and dentistry in Wales

The Health Minister has today (Tuesday 7th July) announced that video consultation services will be extended to dental practices, opticians and community pharmacies. This follows the successful roll-out of the service in primary care, community and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NHS Wales organisations £470m debt written-off to help prepare for COVID-19 recovery

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written-off the £470m owed by NHS organisations in Wales so they can focus on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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£4m available for Natura 2000 sites to help Wales protect vital habitats and threatened species

A grant scheme of at least £4m has been launched today (Tuesday, July 7) to help improve sites of natural significance around Wales, supporting land managers, charities and communities to take forward their vital work and contribute to the nation’s recovery from Covid-19.

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Construction Forum aims to Build Back Better

A new construction forum to help Wales build back better from the coronavirus pandemic will meet for the first time today.

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Extra funding to support children over the summer holidays in Wales

An extra £2.6m will be invested to support children across Wales during the summer holidays, the Welsh Government announced today (Monday 6 July).

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School categorisations to be suspended next year

The Welsh Government will suspend school categorisation for the 2020/21 academic year, as part of its measures to reduce pressure on schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Black Lives Matter: First Minister of Wales announces statues, street and building names audit

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has ordered an urgent audit of statues, street and building names to address Wales’ connections with the slave trade.

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First Minister asks people to visit Wales safely

As outdoor spaces in Wales prepare to welcome visitors from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has urged people visiting the countryside, beaches and beauty spots to do so safely.

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Minister thanks key workers on eve of NHS' 72nd birthday

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has written an open letter on the eve of the 72nd birthday of the NHS, reflecting on the coronavirus pandemic in Wales.

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Bus Emergency Scheme to secure future of industry

Bus Operators across Wales will be rescued by a further funding package from Welsh Government.  Wales’ bus industry will be funded through a new Bus Emergency Scheme, providing financial support for revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic in return for greater public control over our buses.

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Stay local to be lifted in Wales

The requirement to stay local will be lifted from 6 July, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today (Friday 3 July).

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Stay local will be lifted in Wales from Monday 6 July, First Minister Mark Drakeford will confirm today (Friday 3 July)

The First Minister will confirm that conditions will allow the Welsh Government to lift the requirement to stay local and to introduce changes to the regulations to enable families to be reunited once again. From Monday, people from two separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive extended household.