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Tributes have been paid from all political figures and parties in Wales,following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Leading tributes here in Wales, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said:“It is with sadness that we mourn the death of His Royal Highness the Duke ofEdinburgh. Throughout his long and distinguished life, he served […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is asking residents to visit our wonderful high street businesses when COVID-19 restrictions allow as they launch their #ShopLocalRCT campaign – they are the heartbeat of our communities, have a unique and varied offer, and have recently made huge sacrifices to help us all stay safe. Since the start of the […]

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 100% effective in children as young as 12, its manufacturers have said. The two firms have carried out vaccine trials in the US on 12 to 15-year-olds, which they say were successful.A spokesperson said they will ask the US regulator to approve emergency authorisation of the jab on […]

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is setting up a reserve list as part of itsvaccination programme. Appointment letters have now been sent to all over 50’s in Cwm Taf Morgannwg and will belanding on doorsteps in the next week or two. To make sure any cancelled appointments arefilled, and that no vaccine is wasted, […]

A new report from Public Health Wales’ Research and Evaluation Division, has found people who have identified sufficient support and planned ahead for a potential period of self-isolation, feel less challenged by the prospect and more likely to succeed.    Published today (24 March, 2021), the report combines data from two studies on the experiences of […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the “courage, discipline and patience of the nation” one year after he first announced a lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, he said: “We suffered so many losses.”And he said we have at times been “fighting in the dark” against a “callous” […]

Attempting to take a holiday abroad will result in a £5,000 fine under new coronavirus laws. The legislation covering COVID-19 restrictions includes a ban on leaving the UK without a reasonable excuse – with the hefty fine for those breaking the rule.The new rules will also mean protests will be considered a permitted exception to the ban […]

A horrific year of nearly 150,000 COVID-related deaths is being marked with sombre ceremonies across the UK on the anniversary of Boris Johnson’s first lockdown. A year since his dramatic “stay at home” TV address to the nation, the prime minister claims the past year has been one of the most difficult in the country’s […]

The community testing programme will be extended to the end of September to help manage outbreaks and target areas that see a rapid increase in cases, the Health Minister has announced. Asymptomatic testing has been taking place in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf since the beginning of March with plans also progressing in Anglesey […]

Shoppers in Welsh supermarkets can now buy non-essential goods again as it takes its next step in easing lockdown. Supermarkets have been barred from selling goods such as clothes, books and toys since Christmas Eve, when all non-essential shops had to close as strict COVID rules came in.But now aisles that were off limits and items that […]

One million people across Wales have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, meaning almost 40% of the adult population now have a level of protection from COVID-19. Today’s data [9 March] shows 1,007,391 people – or 4 in 10 adults – have received at least their first dose. 192,030 have also had their […]

In his St David’s Day message, Mark Drakeford says: I want to wish you all a Happy St David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Ddewi hapus i chi. Over the last twelve months Coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. Families across Wales have lost loved ones and many have fallen ill. Children and young […]