Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government (dated yesterday) is:
- The First Minister has today set out the results of the second review of the alert level four lockdown restrictions in Wales.
- Wales will remain at alert level four for the next three weeks.
- We will work towards opening primary schools for the youngest children from February 22, if cases of coronavirus continue to fall.
- A further £200m of support for businesses has also been announced: https://gov.wales/written-statement-extension-restrictions-business-fund
- Written statement: https://gov.wales/written-statement-review-health-protection-coronavirus-restriction-no5-wales-regulations-2020-0
- Watch the First Minister’s press conference: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1355127737179017217
- Watch Education Minister Kirsty Williams’ video message: https://twitter.com/wgmin_education/status/1355048032199462913
- Alert level four frequently asked questions: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4-frequently-asked-questions
- Leaving your home and seeing other people in alert level four: https://gov.wales/leaving-your-home-and-seeing-other-people-alert-level-4
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today published a written statement extending the stay-at-home advice for people in the clinically extremely vulnerable group: https://gov.wales/written-statement-advice-those-who-are-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-extension-period-advice
- Guidance to protect the clinically extremely vulnerable: https://gov.wales/guidance-protecting-people-defined-medical-grounds-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-coronavirus
- All travellers arriving into Wales who have been in the Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda or the United Arab Emirates in the previous 10 days will be required to isolate for 10 days and will only be able to leave isolation in very limited circumstances in line with amendments made to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) Regulations 2020: https://gov.wales/written-statement-amendments-health-protection-coronavirus-international-travel-wales-regulations-3
- The latest summary report published by the Technical Advisory Cell: https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-cell-summary-advice-22-january-2021
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 546 newly reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 190,940 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Very sadly, there were 29 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 4,695.
- These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
- The number of people who have received a Covid vaccine in Wales is being published every weekday by Public Health Wales.
- The latest figures show 362,253 people have received their first dose
- And 717 people have received two doses of the vaccine
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 10 days from when your symptoms started.
- Guidance about self-isolating: https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- You should arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus once you are self-isolating. 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
Where to find the latest information
- Information about the new national measures in place in Wales is available at: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4
- 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
- Questions about Covid-19 vaccines? Visit: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/ and https://gov.wales/vaccine-coronavirus
- Information about support for businesses is available at the Business Wales website https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/
- 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 The First Minister held today’s press conference. You can watch again at https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1355127737179017217
o Slides used in today’s press conference are published at: https://gov.wales/slides-and-datasets-first-ministers-coronavirus-briefing-29-january-2021