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Welsh Government COVID-19 Bulletin 23rd June 2020


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First Minister announces further steps to unlock Wales

All non-essential shops in Wales will be able to re-open from Monday (22 June) as part the biggest unlocking of the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations to date, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.

Coronavirus regulations: changes from Monday 22 June

What is changing from Monday 22 June about what you can and cannot do.

Retailers: coronavirus workplace guidance

How to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic if you work or employ people a retail environment.

Driving up skills and employability vital for Wales' economic recovery

Action to help people who will be hardest hit by the economic impact of coronavirus will be vital for Wales’ recovery, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said.

Social care workforce special payment scheme

Interim guidance on who is eligible to receive the payment.

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool

NHS and social care workers check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19.

Written Statement: COVID-19 Update

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services provides an update  on recent developments including face coverings, the NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect service (TTP), mortality rates across UK nations and screening services.

Toolkit for Critical Care Workers

A toolkit and assets for critical worker employers to communicate the Test, Trace, Protect strategy. 

Contact tracing: if you have tested positive

Explains how the contact tracing system works if you have tested positive for coronavirus. 

Contact tracing: stay alert to scams

Explains how to identify genuine communications from our contact tracing team. 

Contact tracing: your questions

Explains how contact tracing is being used to control the spread of coronavirus.

Regional coronavirus testing facilities

Wales’ testing capacity is supported by an extensive network of facilities across the country.

Care homes benefiting from digital devices rollout

Care homes across Wales are benefiting from digital devices being delivered to them as part of a Welsh Government scheme to help residents keep in touch with friends and family, and to assist with video medical consultations.

Visits to care homes and coronavirus: guidance for service providers

How care homes can accommodate safe outdoor visits from family and friends

Sport,recreation and leisure: guidance for a phased return

Guidance for people working in sport, recreation and leisure industries.

Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don't wait, don't leave it too late

A campaign to highlight the importance of continuing to access essential cancer services has been launched in Wales

Information for school governing bodies: coronavirus

This guidance sets out the information available to school governing bodies during the coronavirus pandemic.

School staff and their employment 

Information about school staff and their employment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Childcare for under five year olds providers guidance

How childcare providers can provide care under the new coronavirus childcare assistance scheme. 

Childcare for under five year olds parents guidance

How key workers and parents of vulnerable children can get help with childcare.

Schools increasing operations from 29 June: coronavirus

Frequently asked questions about how schools can work from 29 June 2020.

Vets still offering services during lockdown – animal owners asked to follow guidance set by veterinary organisations

Many pet owners may be concerned as to whether or not their local veterinary practices are still providing normal services during the ongoing restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Written Statement: Our Future Wales: post-COVID-19 reconstruction

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General and Minister for European Transition

Rehabilitation needs of people affected by the affects of COVID-19

Guidance on the rehabilitation needs of people affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Creating safer public places: coronavirus

Guidance for owners and operators of public places to keep people safe when restrictions are relaxed and urban spaces become busier.

Getting medicines during the coronavirus pandemic

How to help your pharmacy during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Statement on NHS eye care services payments during COVID-19 pandemic

Statement on average monthly payment to optometrists for general ophthalmic services provided during COVID-19.

Delivery of medicines during COVID-19: information for pharmacists

Guidance on delivering medicines to people who are shielding or vulnerable and socially isolated.

Guidance to local authorities on funerals

Guidance on holding and attending funerals during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coronavirus legislation and guidance on the law

The laws and guidance on these laws passed in Wales in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Technical Advisory Cell: Impact of European measures to  ease lockdown restrictions on R values summary breifing

Summary of briefing on the impact of measures taken by European countries to ease the COVID-19 lockdown on the R number in these countries. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related statistics and research

Latest data and analysis on the effect of coronavirus on society in Wales.

Daily News Conferences

The Welsh Government holds a daily 12.30pm media briefing about coronavirus supported by a BSL translator. They are live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel and broadcast live on BBC One Wales and S4C.

Symptom Study

Help us fight coronavirus by reporting your health daily, even if you feel well.

You can help us fight coronavirus by completing a daily health survey on the COVID-19 symptom study app. This app is for everyone, not just for those who have symptoms.

The app will help us understand the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. By answering some quick questions, you can help us plan our response to coronavirus.

We will not share the answers you give us beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to coronavirus.

Test, Trace, Protect strategy

A campaign is underway aimed at informing the general public and critical workers of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. The website has been updated with the latest information on the strategy, including guidance for employers ( New video and animated social assets have been produced for use across paid-for campaigns and for stakeholders to share through their own channels. The assets are available to download here and please disseminate these to your networks and use across your social media channels to help share information on Test, Trace, Protect.



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Business and employers

Support to help businesses and third sector organisations affected by coronavirus.


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Coronavirus health advice

Stay at home, self-isolation, support as an extremely vulnerable person. 


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Education and childcare

Guidance on coronavirus for parents, everyone working in education and childcare providers.


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Health and social care professionals

Coronavirus guidance for the NHS and people working in social, community and residential care


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Guidance for landlords, park (mobile) homes and rough sleeper services during the coronavirus pandemic


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Coronavirus advice for people returning from abroad or planning to travel


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Volunteering (third sector)

Volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic, support for the third sector


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Community services

Planning, fire, domestic abuse and sexual violence


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Jobs, skills and financial support

Help with benefits, to stay in work and gain new skills


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Coronavirus promotional material

Welsh Government promotional material - includes posters and accessible leaflets.


Useful links

Welsh Government

Public Health Wales

Business Wales

Looking out for each other

Volunteering Wales





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