Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government, dated yesterday, is:
- An extra £3m will support some of the most vulnerable mental health service users in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today announced
- Watch Eluned Morgan’s press conference: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1323962244862930944
- More information: https://gov.wales/mental-health-minister-pledges-ps3million-helping-hand-most-vulnerable-pandemic
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has published a written statement about arrangements for the routine testing of staff working in care homes: https://gov.wales/written-statement-covid-19-asymptomatic-testing-programme-care-homes
- Care home testing guidance: https://gov.wales/care-home-testing-guidance
- Care home testing process: https://gov.wales/testing-process-care-homes-covid-19
- The Welsh Government is making funding available to support businesses with innovative products and services that will help communities and the public sector adapt to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), which can offer up to £50,000 to promising projects able to start in January 2021 and complete by the end of March, will also be important for schemes that can support the public sector after the EU Transition period.
- More information: https://gov.wales/welsh-government-challenge-innovative-ideas-response-coronavirus-pandemic
- A new agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Welsh Government has been launched, cementing Wales’s commitment to working more closely with the international organisation to tackle health equity and ensuring prosperity for all: https://gov.wales/world-health-organization-and-welsh-government-commit-achieve-better-health-all
- Updated: Vitamin D advice for everyone: https://gov.wales/vitamin-d-advice-everyone-coronavirus
- A firebreak to break the cycle of infections and bring coronavirus under control began on Friday October 23 and ends on Monday November 9
- Frequently asked questions https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions
- Overview of the rules to follow (multiple languages) https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-guidance-summary
- Closure of businesses summary: https://gov.wales/closure-businesses-and-premises-coronavirus-covid-19
- Taxi and private hire vehicles guidance: https://gov.wales/taxi-and-private-hire-vehicle-guidance
- Further education and apprenticeships: https://gov.wales/further-education-and-apprenticeships-coronavirus-firebreak-guidance
- Childcare and play guidance: https://gov.wales/childcare-and-play-coronavirus-firebreak-guidance
- Exams and assessments: https://gov.wales/examinations-and-assessments-coronavirus
- Schools guidance: https://gov.wales/schools-coronavirus-firebreak-guidance
- Support for businesses: https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/covid-19-support-business
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 1,202 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 55,658 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Very sadly, there were 44 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 1,939.
- These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
- Public Health Wales has added a map to its surveillance dashboard showing the number of Covid-19 cases in small local areas. The map shows cases on a rolling seven-day or 21-day basis, or all cases since the start of the pandemic. It shows the number of cases and the rate per 100,000 people: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
Where to find the latest 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. More information: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions
- Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at: https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/
- Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws
- Information about support for businesses is available at 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
- The Welsh Government holds a regular media briefing about coronavirus. These are on-the-record, on-camera and supported by a BSL translator. These are held at 12.15pm and live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel.
o Mental Health Minister Eluned Morgan held today’s press conference. You can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1323962244862930944