Latest coronavirus updates from the Welsh Government are:
- Guidance on Christmas bubbles: https://gov.wales/making-christmas-bubble-friends-and-family
- The Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund is providing essential support to theatres, music venues, heritage sites, libraries, museums, galleries, archive services and independent cinemas, right across Wales: https://gov.wales/cultural-recovery-fund-essential-support-making-difference
- The Welsh Government has announced plans for the safe return of students to Welsh universities after the Christmas break.
- Students will be invited to return to campus over a four week period, starting from 11 January, with a phased return to in-person teaching. Universities will prioritise students who most need to return early, such as those studying in healthcare professions, those on placements or who need access to campus facilities.
- Guidance: https://gov.wales/managed-movement-students-person-teaching-and-learning-january
- A Technical Advisory Group report about the pre-Christmas non-pharmaceutical interventions, which includes a section about hospitality, is published today: https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-group-statement-regarding-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-pre-christmas-period
- Technical Advisory Group report Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, Saunas and Steam Rooms and Risks from Covid-19: https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-group-swimming-pools-hot-tubs-saunas-and-steam-rooms-and-risk-covid-19
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 2,021 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 91,013 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Sadly, there were two further deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 2,711.
- These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
- Public Health Wales is publishing the bi-weekly local authority review of coronavirus cases, which includes details of infection rates in people under 25 and over 60 – the report is available under the local authority tab on the surveillance dashboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
- The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change in smell or taste.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you must self-isolate at home for 14 days from when your symptoms started.
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- You should arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus. You can book a test at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test
- You should continue to isolate while waiting for a test result.
- Got a question about what to do if you’ve got coronavirus? Visit https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus#section-38136
Where to find the latest information
- Information about the new national measures in place in Wales is available at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance
- 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 interpreter. These are held at 12.15pm and live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel.
o Health Minister Vaughan Gething held today’s press conference. You can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1335920979847987201
o Slides from the press conference are available at: https://gov.wales/slides-and-datasets-minister-health-and-social-services-coronavirus-briefing-7-december-2020