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Gyms and swimming pools to reopen

Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms and leisure centres will be able to re-open from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today (Fri 7th August).


£2.3m funding announced for adoption services – as enquiries in Wales rise by a third during lockdown

  • Initial adoption enquiries increase by a third
  • More adoption assessments started
  • £2.3million funding from Welsh Government to continue adoption support services
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“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality

The Welsh Government has today (Thursday, August 6) outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales.  

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First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart chair Coal Tips Summit

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart, yesterday convened the second Coal Tips Summit since the Tylorstown landslip during the February floods this year.


Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS

Welsh Ministers have today announced a new £800m stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This latest package takes the total amount of Welsh Government Covid-19 support for NHS organisations to more than £1.3bn.

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North Wales and Cross-Border Manufacturing Summit held

A high level summit of leaders in manufacturing focussing on North Wales and the cross border area was convened by Economy and North Wales Minister Ken Skates today (Tuesday, 4 August)

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Relaxation of Discretionary Assistance Fund rules extended.

The Welsh Government has agreed to continue the relaxation of the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) rules until 31 March 2021.

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Coronavirus: New measures on when to seek medical advice

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething is today (Tuesday 4th August) urging anyone isolating at home with COVID-19 to contact 111 or their GP if their symptoms don’t improve after seven days or if they experience breathlessness or vomiting, or if fatigue stops them doing their normal daily activities.

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Economic Resilience Fund provides critical support to Wrexham-based manufacturer

The Welsh Government’s bespoke Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is providing crucial support to protect jobs at an important employer in Wrexham, Economy and North Wales Minister Ken Skates has announced.

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Childcare Offer for Wales to reopen

Wales’ Childcare Offer providing 30 hours of early education and care to the working parents of 3 and 4 year olds across Wales is set to reopen, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care Julie Morgan has announced today [Tuesday 4 Aug].

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‘We must seize the opportunity of record levels using technology to learn Welsh in lockdown,’ urges Eluned Morgan at virtual Eisteddfod AmGen

Welsh Language Minister Eluned Morgan has urged record numbers of digital Welsh learners to take part in this year’s virtual Eisteddfod AmGen.

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Minister announces extra £22.7m to help adult social care sector

Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in extra funding to help meet the additional costs adult social care providers are incurring as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.