The latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government, dated yesterday, is:
- The FAQs for the new national measures which will come into effect on November 9 are available at https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance and https://llyw.cymru/rheoliadau-coronafeirws-canllawiau
- Germany and Sweden will be removed from the list of exempt countries and territories so travellers from those countries will need to isolate on arrival in Wales.
- The new quarantine regulations will come into force at 04:00 on Saturday 7 November.
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has published a written statement about new testing technology https://gov.wales/written-statement-covid-19-new-testing-technology-developments
- Economy Minister Ken Skates has provided an updated about phase three of the Economic Resilience Fund: https://gov.wales/written-statement-economic-resilience-fund-phase-3-0
- Anglesey manufacturing firm Joloda Hydraroll is investing in its premises in Gaerwen, creating new jobs and safeguarding others thanks to support from the Welsh Government: https://gov.wales/welsh-government-helps-secure-future-anglesey-firm
- Mental Health Minister Eluned Morgan has provided an update about dementia care during the pandemic: https://gov.wales/written-statement-update-dementia-care-wales-0
- 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 1,272 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 56,927 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Very sadly, there were 30 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 1,969.
- 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 Economy Minister Ken Skates held today’s press conference. You can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1324324349822689280