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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Coronavirus update from the Welsh Government


  • Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government, dated yesterday (Friday), is: 

  • People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government as two new schemes are unveiled today [Friday October 30].
    • People on low incomes can apply to receive a £500 payment if they have tested positive for coronavirus or they are asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
    • And a new top-up payment is being introduced for the social care workforce in Wales, to increase statutory sick pay to their normal wages if they have to take time off because they have coronavirus or are self-isolating.
    • Up to £32m is being made available by the Welsh Government for the two schemes to support people and remove the financial barriers faced by people needing to self-isolate.
    • Watch First Minister Mark Drakeford’s press conference:
  • More than 5,500 businesses have applied for £100m in business development grants



Firebreak information

  • A firebreak to break the cycle of infections and bring coronavirus under control began on Friday October 23 and ends on Monday November 9


Coronavirus in numbers

Where to find the latest information

o   First Minister Mark Drakeford held today’s briefing. You can watch again at:


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