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Support for victims of domestic abuse

Specialist services are ready to help all those at increased risk of suffering domestic violence and abuse under the new stay-at-home rules to combat coronavirus.

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Wales approves home abortions during Coronavirus crisis

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced that women in Wales will have access to abortion services at home during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Hundreds to be welcomed back to Wales’ health and social care workforce

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed that hundreds of health and social care professionals will soon return to their previous careers to help tackle Covid-19.

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Councils given emergency powers to support NHS with new field hospitals

Councils are being given new powers to support the NHS and increase hospital capacity as Wales responds to the coronavirus pandemic.


New £500m Economic Resilience Fund launched for Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has today announced a new £500m fund to provide extra support to the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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NHS staff to get free travel as part of £69m hardship fund deal for public transport

The Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates has today announced urgent measures to support public transport through the coronavirus pandemic.

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New coronavirus smart test for Wales

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Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today (28 March) announced plans to introduce a smart test to identify if people have had coronavirus in Wales – helping them get back to work.


Education Minister asks ‘national heroes’ to keep schools open for NHS and carers during school holidays

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Saturday, March 28) called on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been the Easter holidays.


Statement by the Chief Medical Officer for Wales on personal protection equipment


The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, has welcomed today's (Friday 27 March) announcement of a rapid review into personal protection equipment (PPE) guidance in the UK and updated the latest position in Wales.

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Multi-million pound boost to support volunteers & Wales’ most vulnerable

  • £24m for Wales’ voluntary sector as COVID-19 volunteer numbers soar to more than 30,000 in Wales
  • £15m for direct delivery food scheme for Wales’ most vulnerable
  • Wales’ most vulnerable to contact local authority if they need help
  • Willing volunteers to register at Volunteering-wales.net
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Full list of public path and car park closures due to Coronavirus published

New rules to save lives and prevent the spread of coronavirus, closing public footpaths and car parks, have been published by the Welsh Government.