Key national information sources
A circuit breaker lockdown will be introduced across Wales to help regain control of coronavirus. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 18:00 on Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. For more information, visit the Welsh Government guidance page.
A new set of national rules will apply once the firebreak lockdown comes to an end at 00:01 on Monday 9 November. More information on these changes is available here.
If you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus and need to apply for a test, please visit the Welsh Government guidance.
The shielding programme remains paused in Wales. You can find out more information about protecting yourself and others here.
Looking Out for Each Other scheme provides practical guidance about how everyday tasks can be done safely, without physical contact to minimise the risk of contracting Covid-19. It also shares information about how to stay mentally and physically active.
An online hub includes a ‘helping hand’ card, which can be downloaded and put through the letterboxes of neighbours to offer help to those who are isolating.
This guidance provides advice on issues relating to moral, ethical, cultural and faith considerations and provide a source of advice to health services to inform equitable and just management of issues arising from the health care emergency response to Covid-19.
If you are looking for support from the charity sector in Wales, there is further information about each of the local authorities and where to seek advice here.
The Welsh Parliament has pulled together information, links to support and resources about coronavirus and mental health.
Shielding and Vulnerable People
Updated guidance for those who were previously advised to shield can be found here.
Those who were previously following shielding advice no longer need to do so. You can now follow the same rules as the rest of the public in Wales.
You no longer need to stay 2 metres from people you live with or who are part of your extended household (where permitted)
You can now go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is COVID secure (has taken reasonable measures to minimise risk to employees)
Children who have been shielding can attend school when school
You can now go out for any reason but you should stay 2 metres from other people.
Working Safely During Coronavirus
Welsh Government has produced guidance for employers and employees about how to remain safe in the workplace. Detailed guidance is available here.
A COVID 19 workforce risk assessment tool is available to check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID 19. The tool helps you to consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe.
Carers and Parents
Mencap have pulled together resources and advice for carers who may be affected by Covid-19. Find questions and answers here about how Covid-19 might affect direct payments in Wales, including employees and workers self-isolating, and furloughing staff here.
The Welsh government have released guidance for those who provide unpaid care for family and friends and it can be found here. The Welsh Government has also produced guidance for unpaid carers on access and use of PPE.
A parenting and family advice charity has been awarded funding to extend its helpline service to Welsh speakers. The charity Family Lives currently provides emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life across England and Wales.
Information for Charities
WCVA has collated a range of COVID 19 specific resources and information for voluntary organisations in Wales here.
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