Latest update on Covid-19 from the Welsh Government, dated yesterday, is:
· All health boards in Wales have confirmed today that they have offered a booster vaccination appointment to all eligible adults: https://gov.wales/all-eligible-adults-offered-booster-covid-19-vaccination-wales
· Changes to self-isolation: https://gov.wales/self-isolation-changes
o Self-isolation – what you should do: https://gov.wales/self-isolation
o What to do if you have tested positive for Covid-19: https://gov.wales/contact-tracing-if-you-have-tested-positive
o What to do if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive: https://gov.wales/contact-tracing-if-you-have-tested-positive
· Wales is at alert level two: https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-summary
o Frequently asked questions: https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-frequently-asked-questions
o Guidance for the public: https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-guidance-public
o Guidance for employers, businesses and organisations: https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-guidance-employers-businesses-and-organisations
· Watch our short film: Reducing your risk of catching Covid – the Swiss Cheese Approach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQj2jAsVFE
· Advice for schools and settings to support children and young people with higher clinical risk and clinically extremely vulnerable adults: https://gov.wales/children-and-young-people-higher-clinical-risk-and-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-adults-guidance
· Testing of healthcare workers: https://gov.wales/covid-19-testing-healthcare-workers
Coronavirus in numbers
· The latest figures published by Public Health Wales show there were 10,393 newly-reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 632,125 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
o There were 11 deaths reported by Public Health Wales. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 6,567.
o These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection/viz/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
· The number of people who have received a Covid vaccine in Wales is published every weekday by Public Health Wales.
o The latest figures show 2,490,223 people have received their first dose.
o 2,302,282 people have had two doses of the vaccine.
o To date, 1,626,146 people have had their booster dose of the vaccine.
o For more information about getting your Covid-19 vaccine: https://gov.wales/get-your-covid-19-vaccination
o Can you support the vaccination programme? More information for NHS staff and volunteers at: https://heiw.nhs.wales/jobs/nhs-wales-covid-19-vaccination-team-returning-healthcare-professionals/
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 up to 10 days from when your symptoms started.
· Guidance about self-isolating: https://gov.wales/self-isolation
o You can book a test at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test
o You should continue to isolate while waiting for a test result.
Where to find the latest information
· Wales is at alert level two. More information is available at: https://gov.wales/alert-level-2
· Our latest Coronavirus Control Plan, setting out the longer-term plan for Wales is at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-control-plan-autumn-and-winter-2021-update
· For more information about getting your Covid-19 vaccine: https://gov.wales/get-your-covid-19-vaccination
· Can you support the vaccination programme? More information for NHS staff and volunteers at: https://heiw.nhs.wales/jobs/nhs-wales-covid-19-vaccination-team-returning-healthcare-professionals/