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Covid-19

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The Welsh Government is making an additional £140m available to businesses to help them deal with the economic challenges of Covid-19 and the UK’s impending exit from the EU, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. The funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) will see wider support being provided […]

Listen back to Terry chatting to the leader of RCT Council on the latest lockdown measures in place here in RCT, the virtual Nos Galan Road Races taking place this year. On Thursday 1st October at 10:30am GTFM will be hosting a question and answer session with the Leader of the Council. If you have […]

Coronavirus laws are being further tightened in Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen in response to a growing spread of cases, First Minister Mark Drakeford, has confirmed. Local restrictions will come into force from 6pm tomorrow (Monday 28 September). The restrictions, which will apply to everyone living in Neath Port Talbot, Vale […]

Listen back to Tomos Oakley talking exclusively to the First Minister of Wales about his love of sport, Glamorgan Cricket and the safe return of sport in Wales.

Coronavirus laws are being tightened across South Wales this weekend, including in the capital city, in response to a growing spread of cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. Local restrictions will come into force in Llanelli from 6pm on Saturday – the first time restrictions have been introduced on a more localised basis – […]

Tesco has said it is introducing limits on some key household essentials, just days after its chief executive appealed for no “unnecessary” panic buying as coronavirus restrictions are tightened. The UK’s largest supermarket chain revealed a three items per customer limit on flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes and antibacterial wipes a day after […]

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-statement-on-covid-19 1. COVID-19 threatens lives, health, prosperity and our way of life. We have taken action to protect the health of our citizens, communities, and economies. However, the threat remains all too real.  2. We are seeing the start of a second wave. The Chief Medical Officers have agreed the alert level should increase to […]

The Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has today welcomed the launch of a new coronavirus testing facility at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd.  The site, which opens today (Friday 25thSeptember), is based at the university’s student car park at the Treforest Campus, and is part of a Welsh Government agreement with the UK […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed a successor to the furlough scheme as he bids to avert a winter jobs crisis following tougher restrictions to combat coronavirus. Wage subsidies form part of a package of new measures to support the economy through the latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic – with the focus on topping-up the pay of […]

Passengers across Wales will benefit from an additional £84.6m of Welsh Government funding for the bus industry, which will help companies meet the challenges of coronavirus and run more services. The funding takes total support for bus services this financial year to £140m. With a drop in the number of people travelling, and the necessity […]

Rishi Sunak is unveiling an emergency COVID rescue plan to protect jobs that is expected to include wage subsidies, VAT cuts and more cheap loans for struggling businesses. In a dramatic move, the chancellor has ruled out an autumn Budget and instead will launch a “Winter Economy Plan” after MPs and unions warned of the […]

People across Wales and England are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help stop the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app launches today [Thursday 24] after positive trials and will be a useful tool when used alongside Wales’ successful manual contact tracing system. It […]