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But until now scientists have criticised ministers for their mixed messaging about wearing face masks during the pandemic, so what does the science actually say?Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously said Britons should be wearing face coverings in shops because they offer a “great deal of value” in controlling the spread of coronavirus.Meanwhile, cabinet minister Robert Buckland claimed […]

A temporary increase in the notice period for eviction will provide greater protection from homelessness for tenants in private rented and housing association accommodation in Wales, Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James said today. The change, which comes into force today, means that unless a tenant is being evicted on the grounds of anti-social […]

Cinemas, museums and beauty salons can reopen from Monday, as Wales’ coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today. Tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites and all hotels will be able to re-open from Saturday (25 July) as will underground attractions, marking the full re-opening of Wales’ visitor […]

Wales has seen a growing sense of community spirit since the start of the pandemic according to new Covid-19 research published today.  The new monthly telephone version of the National Survey for Wales asked 1,400 people from across Wales questions on wellbeing, loneliness, employment, finances, food poverty, GP appointments, social care, and education to find […]

Evening rail services to Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil will be replaced by buses for nine months due to work on the South Wales Metro from Monday 3rd August between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday’s through to May next year. Early morning train services will not be affected and will run as usual. In […]

World-leading bovine tuberculosis TB cattle vaccination trials set to get underway hails a major breakthrough in the long-term plan to eradicate this devastating animal disease, Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths said today. The trials, which will take place in Wales and England, will enable work to accelerate towards planned deployment of a cattle […]

The Welsh Government has today announced additional funding of more than £50 million for universities and colleges. The support is part of the Welsh Government’s actions to support students and Wales’ major education institutions and provide the skills and learning in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus. £27m will be provided to higher […]

Thank you to RCT residents who have kept up their amazing recycling efforts during these unprecedented times. RCT Council are continuing to collect tonnes of recycling every week and the Streetcare team have gone above and beyond to ensure that collections have continued. The last few months has brought many challenges to all RCT households […]

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today (Tuesday, 21 July) announced a 2.8% pay uplift for doctors and dentists in Wales. The increase is in line with the recommendations of the 48th Report of the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB) which was laid before Parliament today. Mr Gething said: “I am pleased to announce that […]

People will be asked to phone first before going to A&E as emergency services are remodeled to respond to coronavirus, Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today. The telephone triage service will direct to people to the right service for their condition or injury instead of everyone automatically seeking care at their local A&E department. The […]

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE has been appointed by the Welsh Government to lead a new working group to advise on and improve the teaching of themes relating to Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and experiences across all parts of the school curriculum. Professor Williams accepted an invitation from the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, to […]

More homes and businesses are set to benefit from the Welsh Government’s rollout of fast fibre broadband in partnership with Openreach, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters, announced today. The vast majority of homes and businesses in Wales – 95 per cent – already have access to superfast broadband, following the completion of […]