640m reaches businesses in 2 4bn welsh government covid 19 response

£640m reaches businesses in £2.4bn Welsh Government Covid-19 response

£640m reaches businesses in £2.4bn Welsh Government Covid-19 response The Finance Minister Rebecca Evans will set out the extraordinary steps the Welsh Government has taken to dedicate more than £2.4bn to the coronavirus crisis when the supplementary budget is published later today.   This significant financial effort has not only provided more than £750m to…

welsh government launches risk assessment to support bame workers

Welsh Government launches risk assessment to support BAME workers

Welsh Government launches risk assessment to support BAME workers A new risk assessment is today being launched to support people from BAME backgrounds in the NHS and social care in Wales.   Developed by the expert advisory group, which was set up by the First Minister, the two-stage risk assessment will help to reduce people’s…

new 150 000 fund to help digital firms develop technology to combat coronavirus

New £150,000 fund to help digital firms develop technology to combat coronavirus

New £150,000 fund to help digital firms develop technology to combat coronavirus The Welsh Government has announced a £150,000 fund for healthcare firms to find new ways to use digital technology to combat coronavirus. The challenge fund aims to quickly trial solutions in health and care to improve remote diagnostics, data collection and monitor PPE…

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‘Don’t wait if you have a housing problem – get help now’ says Julie James

‘Don’t wait if you have a housing problem – get help now’ says Julie James As a new Welsh Government digital campaign begins on Housing Advice during Covid-19, Housing Minister, Julie James, has called on the people of Wales to seek help now if they’re experiencing housing issues. Developed with Shelter Cymru, the campaign will…

first minister hopeful to provide update next week on how people can safely see family and friends

First Minister ‘hopeful’ to provide update next week on how people can safely see family and friends

First Minister ‘hopeful’ to provide update next week on how people can safely see family and friends Credit: Welsh Government The First Minister has said he hopes to be able to provide an update next week on how people in Wales could safely see their family and friends. Mark Drakeford said he understands “that the…

written statement dafydd elis thomas deputy minister for culture sport and tourism on professional sport and coronavirus

Written Statement: Professional sport and coronavirus

Written Statement: Professional sport and coronavirus Dafydd Elis Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Wales is very proud of its sporting heritage and the achievements of its sportspeople. I know this period will have been a very uncertain time for professional sportspeople in training. The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, as training and…

first minister mark drakeford focuses on mental health and wellbeing in coronavirus update

First Minister Mark Drakeford focuses on mental health and wellbeing in coronavirus update

First Minister Mark Drakeford focuses on mental health and wellbeing in coronavirus update More mental health support for young people will be available during the coronavirus pandemic, the First Minister has said. Mark Drakeford said the government must “be careful” steps being taken to protect people from the virus do not cause more “unintentional harm…

coronavirus traffic light system to lift lockdown in wales

Coronavirus (Covid-19): ‘Traffic light’ system to lead Wales out of LOCKDOWN

Coronavirus (Covid-19): ‘Traffic light’ system to lead Wales out of LOCKDOWN After nearly eight weeks of lockdown, the Welsh Government sets out its proposals for the next steps; Red, Amber, Green traffic light system to be used to ease lockdown restrictions; Exiting lockdown restrictions will be guided by the science. A traffic light roadmap setting…