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Coronavirus restrictions relaxations confirmed

The Welsh Government has confirmed changes to the coronavirus restrictions in Wales from Monday 3 May.

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Sue Tranka appointed new Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

The new Chief Nursing Officer for Wales (CNO) has been confirmed as Sue Tranka, who will join the Welsh Government in summer 2021.

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Volunteers and those unable to work from home can order a lateral flow self-test kit online

From Monday 26th of April volunteers and those who are unable to work from home can order a lateral flow self-test kit to be delivered direct to their home. People can order a test from https://gov.wales/get-rapid-lateral-flow-covid-19-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms

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Further coronavirus restriction relaxations brought forward

Further changes to the coronavirus restrictions have been announced by the First Minister Mark Drakeford today.

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Outdoor hospitality given go-ahead to reopen and rules on mixing outdoors relaxed in Wales

Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed today.

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People in Wales who cannot work from home encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests

All those who cannot work from home are being encouraged to access lateral flow self-test kits as they are rolled out across Wales.

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Adult household contacts of adults with severe immunosuppression to be offered COVID-19 vaccination

The Welsh Government has accepted Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice that people over 16 who live with individuals with severely weakened immune systems should be offered COVID-19 vaccination as a priority. 

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Following today’s announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford pays tribute

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford has expressed his sadness on the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and offered condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family on behalf of the Welsh Government.

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Covid-19 restriction relaxations in Wales brought forward

The Welsh Government will be accelerating elements of its programme to relax Covid-19 restrictions as cases of new infections continue to fall across Wales, the First Minister today announced.

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Third Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Wales

The third Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled-out across Wales from today (Wednesday 7 April) with patients in Carmarthenshire becoming the first in the UK to receive it.

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Poultry keepers urged to maintain highest possible standards of biosecurity as housing measures lift

  • Compulsory housing order is lifted
  • High standards of biosecurity remain essential as the risk of avian influenza continues.
  • New mandatory biosecurity measures introduced for all outside birds
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Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax covid restrictions

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is today setting out a series of measures that will take Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17th May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.