Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government, issued yesterday, is:
- First Minister Mark Drakeford has indicated Wales could introduce the concept of extended households on July 6 if cases of coronavirus continue to decline.
- This would allow people living in two separate households to join up to create one exclusive extended household, enabling many families and close friends to be reunited for the first time since the pandemic started in March.
- The changes would be introduced on July 6 – at the same time as the requirement to stay local is lifted – if conditions in Wales continue to be favourable.
- More information: https://gov.wales/extended-households-will-enable-families-be-re-united
- Watch the First Minister’s press conference again: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1277564701799399424
- Shoppers are being urged to show their support for key workers in Wales’ food and drink industry by taking part in a new online campaign #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste.
- The campaign aims to encourage people to continue to support Welsh producers and retailers by buying Welsh food and drink products – either in shops or online.
- It will launch on 3 July with a day of Welsh food and drink celebration providing people with an opportunity to thank those who are working around the clock to feed the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. Two further Welsh food and drink celebration days are planned for August and September.
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has thanked student nurses and midwives for their contributions during the coronavirus pandemic https://gov.wales/written-statement-student-nurses-and-midwives-pandemic-contributions
- People recovering from coronavirus are being supported by dedicated teams of allied health professionals (AHP) and healthcare science professionals from a number of disciplines who are tackling a wide range of rehabilitation needs while adhering to social distancing guidelines https://gov.wales/allied-health-professionals-guide-people-recovering-covid-19-along-road-recovery
- Public Health Wales has today confirmed 116 new cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 15,717, although the actual number will be higher.
o Sadly, there were three further deaths of people with confirmed coronavirus reported by Public Health Wales today, the total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales remains at 1,507.
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
- The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss of smell or taste.
- If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for seven days from when your symptoms started.
- If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for seven days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
- If you have coronavirus symptoms:
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
- Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household.
- Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser.
- If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after seven days, use the 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call 111. In a medical emergency dial 999.
- For more advice visit https://gov.wales/stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
Where to find the latest information
- Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/
- Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws
- Queries about support for businesses, including about eligibility for the Economic Resilience Fund? Visit the Business Wales website https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/
- If you can help the effort to produce PPE in Wales please visit https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/provision-critical-equipment-and-personal-protection-equipment-ppe
- Want to know when and where to wear a face mask? https://gov.wales/face-coverings-frequently-asked-questions
- Want to make your own face covering? https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-06/how-to-make-a-3-layer-face-covering.pdf
- The Welsh Government holds a daily media briefing about coronavirus. These are on-the-record, on-camera and routinely supported by a BSL translator. They will be held at 12.30pm every week day. They are live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel and are broadcast live on BBC One Wales and S4C.
- First Minister Mark Drakeford held today’s press conference – you can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1277564701799399424