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05th November 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last update: 05.11.21)

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund, Winter Vaccinations Communications Toolkit and more! 

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CIW – New way of requesting information via the CIW portal – Updated September 2021

CIW have released a statement highlighting that they have developed a new way to make it quicker and safer for providers to send them documents. This will be piloted from 1st October with a select number of providers. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Changes to rules for international travel – testing arrangements – Updated 22nd October

Cabinet statement highlighting that Wales will follow the rest of the UK around lateral flow testing for fully vaccinated travellers. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination booster for priority groups – Updated 25th October

Guidance has been updated to detail how people aged 50 and over, health and social care workers and younger people at risk will be offered the booster vaccination. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Wales situational report 22nd October 2021 – Updated 25th October

Update on COVID-19 from the Health Protection Advisory Group. For more information, click here.

Large minimum wage Increase to boost low-paid workers’ incomes– Press release 27th October

As part of the Government’s budget it has been announced that, from April 2022, the minimum wage rates will increase. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: NHS COVID Pass: promotional pack – Published 28th October

A selection of posters, images and videos have been published to promote and explain the NHS COVID Pass. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Strengthened measures to reduce high coronavirus cases in Wales - Press Release 28th October

Announcement from the Welsh Government following high coronavirus rates in the country; Wales remains in alert level 0 with some extra measures being taken. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Make a late Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim - Published 29th October

Guidance issued to allow people to find out if they can make a late claim. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Changes to rules for international travel - Updated 28th October

Cabinet statement highlighting that Wales will follow the rest of the UK in terms of red list countries and these changes will take effect from 1st November 2021. For more information, click here.

Domestic Abuse – how to get help - Updated 28th October

Translations added. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: CMO Statement 21 Day COVID-19 review: 28th October 2021– Press Statement 28th October

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales statement on the 21 day review of the COVID-19 situation. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Check if your proof of COVID-19 vaccination is valid for travel to Wales - Updated 29th October

The guidance has been updated and explains which vaccines and which countries’ vaccine programmes are accepted for travel to Wales. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents – Updated 1st November

Guidance updated following changes to travel restrictions. For more information, click here.

Every report counts: support the Yellow Card Scheme by reporting suspected side effects – Published 1st November

Press release highlighting the importance of reporting any possible side effects experienced from a medicine or vaccine. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Health and social care testing flow charts – Published 29th October 

Guidance for health and social care staff and visitors to care homes on testing requirements. For more information, click here.

Policy Updates 

  • All coronavirus policies and resource centre documents continue to be reviewed and updated in light of government updates

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates

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