Covid-19

A South Wales college is set to welcome a cohort of famous film industry professionals to run exclusive workshops and masterclasses for aspiring young screen sector creatives this July. Off the back of the successful His Dark Materials exhibition that ran in March, seeing over 1,000 visitors, Coleg y Cymoedd’s brand new Make! programme will open to […]

LadBaby are reworking the iconic Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas in a bid to claim their fifth consecutive Christmas number one. It is the first time the charity hit – written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 – will have been allowed into the hands of other artists. Social media […]

All remaining COVID travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for arrivals, will end this week, the transport secretary has said.   Grant Shapps says anyone arriving in the UK from 4am this Friday will not need to comply with any of the previous rules. He tweeted: “These changes are possible due to […]

Thousands of vulnerable patients could be taking ground-breaking COVID-19 antivirals this winter after the government announced deals to secure two new treatments. The deals made by the Antivirals Taskforce is a significant step in its ambition to secure at least two new effective treatments by the end of the year for those who have either […]

Vaccination centres across the Cwm Taf University Health Board will be open for walk-in appointments from Monday 5th July as the Health Minister makes a call to all adults to get their jab. So far, 75% of people aged under-50 in Wales have had their first dose. All over 18’s can attend some vaccination centres […]

Public Health Wales has confirmed the numbers of Delta variant (VOC-21APR-02) have increased to 315.  This is a rise of 131 cases since the last update given on 10 June.  This variant is now the dominant strain of new cases of Coronavirus in Wales. The case numbers are expected to rise further over the coming […]

Adhering to the latest expert information, as a precautionary measure we will immediately implement the change in advice from JCVI and MHRA and offer those under 40 (with no clinical risk factors) who are not yet vaccinated an alternate to AstraZeneca. The appropriate vaccine will be made available at their appointment. We do not envisage […]

The Duke of Sussex has called for vaccines to be “distributed to everyone everywhere” as he spoke at a star-studded charity concert in Los Angeles. Prince Harry appeared along with a host of famous names from the worlds of music, film and politics at Global Citizen’s Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World – a […]

Wales is again speeding up the lifting of COVID lockdown restrictions by bringing forward further reopenings by two weeks. The Welsh government will allow more relaxations on 3 May than it had initially planned. This includes the resumption of indoor supervised activities for children, indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults, such as exercise […]

Six people will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday 24 April while outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday 26 April as cases of new COVID-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. The current rule provides for up to six people (not including children under 11 […]

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 […]


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