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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 […]

Watch the full video of GTFM’s Brad Williams speaking to the First Minister Mark Drakeford on Friday 26th February about the latest Covid-19 situation in Wales and the path out of lockdown.

Pontypridd’s Member of Parliament urgently calls on the Chancellor to extend the furlough scheme to support aviation sector workers as the industry struggles to recover through the coronavirus pandemic. Alex Davies-Jones, the Labour Member of Parliament for Pontypridd, is leading on a campaign to push the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, into guaranteeing an extension to […]

The UK’s COVID-19 alert level has been downgraded, with the threat of the NHS being overwhelmed receding. The UK’s chief medical officers say the alert level should move from 5 to 4 as the numbers of patients in hospital are “consistently declining and the threat of the NHS and other health services being overwhelmed within […]

People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government as two new schemes are unveiled today [Friday October 30]. People on low incomes can apply to receive a £500 payment if they have tested positive for coronavirus or they are asked to self-isolate by the […]

The Welsh Government has provided nearly half a million pounds to support electronic powerhouse Sony, in Bridgend, through the pandemic as well as a £3m grant to help the company secure local jobs and invest in its longer term future in South Wales, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. One of the largest employers in […]

The £100m business grants element of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support. Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund. Demand from businesses of all sizes across Wales has been received since the latest […]

A £12.5m package of funding to support vulnerable children and families has today [Thursday October 28] been announced by Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services. It will support a range of services for children and families whose lives have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The funds will also enable the development of […]

Businesses can now apply for funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). Last week, the Welsh Government announced it was doubling this phase of the fund, making nearly £300m available to support businesses that continue to be affected by Covid-19. As a result of the “firebreak”, which began on […]

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