Yesterday's updates from the Welsh Government on coronavirus are:
- A major report reveals the complex and long-standing factors contributing to the disproportionate impact coronavirus is having on Wales’ black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
- The report by the BAME Covid-19 expert advisory group, which was set up by First Minister Mark Drakeford, makes more than 30 recommendations to the Welsh Government to address the socio-economic and environmental risks it highlights.
- The advisory group was set up to look at the reasons why people from BAME communities were more likely to be adversely affected by coronavirus. It is co-chaired by Judge Ray Singh and Dr Heather Payne and has two sub-groups – one of which has been tasked with examining the socio-economic factors.
- The expert advisory sub-group’s report is available at: https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-06/first-ministers-bame-covid-19-advisory-group-report-of-the-socioeconomic-subgroup.pdf
- Celebrating National Windrush Day 2020: https://gov.wales/written-statement-celebrating-windrush-day-2020
- First Minister Mark Drakeford’s press conference: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1275027944197378048
- Technical Advisory Cell – advice paper from June 12 https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-cell-summary-advice-12-june-2020
- Free school meals https://gov.wales/free-school-meals-coronavirus-guidance-schools
- Updated frequently asked questions about the changes to the coronavirus regulations: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance
- Updated advice about exams and assessments https://gov.wales/examinations-and-assessments-coronavirus
- Public Health Wales confirmed 71 new cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 15,197, although the actual number will be higher.
o Sadly, there was one further death of someone with confirmed coronavirus reported by Public Health Wales today, bringing the total reported by Public Health Wales to 1,478.
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/1275027944197378048