Coronavirus Updates

Latest updates on Coronavirus. As the situation is quickly evolving, it is important to be provided with up-to-date information. We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

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21st May 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last update: 21.05.21)

Social care weekly update for Wales is now available, including information on further support for Welsh businesses, travel guidance and more. You can download a pdf version here or read the update below. 

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HSE - Choosing hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants to use during the coronavirus pandemic – Updated 27th April 

The HSE have provided guidance to support the choosing of suitable products during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information click here  

What is Data Quality? – News story 6th May 

The article looks at the routes to good quality data. For more information click here  

COVID-19: The Green Book – Chapter 14a - Updated 7th May 

The document has been updated to include additional information on the eligibility and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine. For more information click here

COVID-19: UK CMOs agree to lower UK COVID-19 alert level - Press Release 10th May 

Statement confirming the lowering of the alert level from 4 to 3. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Categories of persons exempt or excepted from specific travelling requirements – Updated 10th May 

Guidance highlighting the list of people exempt from specific travel requirements when arriving from a red or amber listed country. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Unpaid carers encouraged to use rapid COVID-19 self-test kits – Press Release 11th May 

Access to the self-test kits are now available to unpaid workers. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Further support for Welsh businesses – Press Release 11th May 

Businesses still affected by the coronavirus will be able to claim up to £25,000 more in support to help them meet costs. For more information click here

COVID-19: Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak – Updated 12th May 

LPA processing times have been updated. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Wales moves to alert level 2 – Press Release 14th May 

From 17th May Wales will move to alert level 2. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents - Updated 14th May 

The guidance has been updated to include guidance on travel to red, amber and green listed countries. For more information click here 

DBS has created faith-specific guidance around DBS checks – News story 14th May 

The guidance covers DBS checks and eligibility tailored to a number of different faiths. For more information click here  

HSE – Guidance on returning to work – HSE Weekly bulletin 14th May 

The guidance has been produced to support a service where workers may have been working from home but are due to return to the workplace. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Review of the Health Protection Regulations 2020 – Cabinet Statement 14th May 

Statement following review of the coronavirus restrictions in Wales. For more information click here  

COVID-19: New International travel rules for Wales confirmed – Press Release 14th May 

International travel will start for people in Wales from 17th May to some overseas destinations without the need to quarantine on return. Some additional precautions will be in place, for more information click here  

COVID-19: Getting a vaccine certificate for international travel - Published 14th May 

This guidance details how to get a vaccine certificate for international travel. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Visits to care homes – guidance for providers - Updated 14th May 

This guidance has been updated to include reference to two designated visitors being allowed at the same time and face coverings allowed to be removed indoors while seated in some circumstances. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Alert level 2 – frequently asked questions - Updated 14th May 

This guidance details how to keep people safe and what rules are in place to protect people in alert level 2. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Gathering with other people: alert level 2 - Updated 14th May 

This guidance details the rules on gathering with other people in alert level 2. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Getting tested for coronavirus - Updated 17th May 

This guidance has been updated, for more information click here  

COVID-19: Face covering exemption card - Updated 17th May 

This guidance has been updated, for more information click here

COVID-19: Staying safe during the coronavirus outbreak – Easy Read - Updated 17th May 

This document has been updated, for more information click here  

COVID-19: Rules for foreign travel to and from Wales - Updated 20th May 

This document has been updated, 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 in particular:
    • Re-opening to Visitors During COVID-19 Policy and Procedure for care homes
    • Visiting out of Care Homes Policy and Procedure
    • Outbreak Management and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure
    • Right to Work Checks Policy and Procedure
  • A new Returning to Work Factsheet has been produced and can be found in the Resource Centre

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates in particular:
    • Coronavirus Personal Protective Equipment
    • Opening the Home to Visitors
    • Hairdresser Visits

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