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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16th December 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 16.12.2021)

Sharing data in relation to the Shielding Patient List – Updated 2nd December  

The government have announced the sharing of the shielding patient list will end as shielding paused in April 2021. For more information click here.

Coronavirus leaflet – keep Wales safe this winter – Updated 3rd December   

A leaflet has been produced that can be used to promote how to keep Wales safe. For more information click here.

First Omicron case confirmed in Wales – Press Release 3rd December 

Press statement confirming the first case of Omicron in Wales. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – International travel Changes – Press Release 5th December 

Press statement confirming an update to the red list. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – ‘Disrupt the transmission’ - latest keep Wales safe campaign launches – Press Release 6th December 

A new government campaign which focuses on the importance of wearing masks, vaccinations, testing and self-isolation. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – All eligible adults in Wales to be offered the booster vaccination by the end of January – Press Release 6th December 

Statement highlighting the mission to ramp up the vaccination programme in Wales. For more information click here.

Coronavirus – advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents - Updated 7th December

Guidance updated to highlight that you cannot use the ‘priority service’ or ‘super priority service’ if you are applying from a country or territory on the red list for international travel. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Written statement: Expanding the COVID-19 vaccination programme - Press Release 7th December 

Cabinet statement highlighting the expansion of the vaccination programme to all adults over 18 and a booster dose to the severely immunosupressed who have received three doses. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Contact tracing – completing your online e-form – Published 8th December 

Guidance published on using the contact tracing e-form. For more information click here.

COVID-19 Treatments – Published 8th December 

Guidance issued on the COVID-19 treatments that some people may be eligible to receive within the community. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Statement on the deployment of COVID therapies in Wales – Published 8th December 

Cabinet statement issued on the COVID-19 treatments that some people may be eligible to receive within the community. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Coronavirus information leaflets: alternative language versions – Published 9th December 

A selection of alternative language versions available of the information leaflets. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Booster best shot to protect against new variant – Published 9th December 

Announcement from the First Minister urging people to have their booster vaccination. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – First Minister Mark Drakeford update on the Omicron variant – Press Release 12th December 

Announcement from the First Minister urging people to have their booster vaccination and what is being done to support the booster campaign. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – UK Alert level increased from level 3 to level 4 – Press Release 12th December 

Announcement that the UK has moved to alert level 4 with evidence showing that Omicron is spreading fast in the community. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – First Minister outlines ambitious aim to offer all eligible adults a booster appointment by the end of the year – Press Release 12th December 

Statement from the First Minister on the booster campaign and ensuring all eligible people are offered a vaccination by the end of December. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – International Travel Changes – Press Release 14th December 

Cabinet statement confirming no countries are now on the red list. 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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Emily Kerrigan

Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Emily has a background in quality and compliance with specific expertise in audit. Her previous roles have included working with domiciliary care branches that required improvement and supporting them to action plan and improve their quality and compliance. Working at one of the largest UK domiciliary care providers ensured Emily was exposed to significant numbers of CQC, CIW and Care Inspectorate Scotland inspections. She led internal audits bench marking against regulatory standards , supporting managers in the drive to deliver high quality care and support. Emily has a proven track record in supporting the transformation of branches that require improvement, moving them to compliant and on the journey to outstanding. Read more

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