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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 […]

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is taking robust action following the identification of a number of cases of COVID-19 in Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The Health Board has recorded 34 cases of COVID-19 across two wards at the hospital, linked mainly to transmission within the hospital. Significant work is underway to understand and control the […]

The government has tightened lockdown rules and warned tougher measures could follow – but what other options could be on the table? A ban on different households mixing together indoors.This may be the most likely next step as Scotland and Northern Ireland have announced the same move.If he follows suit it would likely involve exceptions; such […]

78% complying with face coverings on trains say Transport for Wales Statistics from the rail operator reveal that 78% of their rail customers are now complying and wearing face coverings on trains. However, following Welsh Government policy, customers must now wear face coverings in all enclosed spacing including in and on stations, platforms and in […]

Hospitality businesses in Wales will have to close at 10pm, as new measures are introduced in Wales to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today. Hospitality businesses will have to provide table service only from Thursday and all off-licences, including supermarkets, will have to stop selling alcohol at 10pm. The new […]

Joint Statement by: Local Authority Leaders Cllr Andrew Morgan(RCT CBC), Cllr Kevin O’Neil (Merthyr Tydfil CBC) and Cllr Huw David (Bridgend CBC), Dr Kelechi Nnoaham, Director of Public Health for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Chair of the Incident Management Team for Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Public Health Wales and South Wales Police. By […]


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