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Government guidance for the public

COVID-19 control plan for Wales (explains alert levels)

Welsh government Coronavirus guidance homepage.

Public Health Wales - Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to do 

Visit Wales guidance

Guidance on face coverings, updated 17 November 2020.

How to make a 3-layer face covering

Written Statement: New advice to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable“ previously 'shielding' (22 December 2020) | GOV.WALES updated 22 December 2020. Text message alert service

A framework and seven key questions to help lead Wales out of the coronavirus pandemic, published 24 April 2020.

Coronavirus legislation and guidance on the law, collection, updated frequently.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine from Public Health Wales

Vaccine roll out to start across Wales

National Protocol for Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Government guidance for health and social care professionals

Alert levels in Wales for Social Care Services

Social Care Wales coronavirus guidance page.

Welsh Government: Health and Social Care Professionals: coronavirus, guidance and services

Public Health Wales: Guidance for Health and Social Care Professionals in Wales

Care Inspectorate Wales: Statements on Coronavirus

Guidance on CIW notification See ‘What COVID-19 notifications are required by CIW?’.

Supported Living guidance

PPE and infection control

Updated guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for care homes and domiciliary support services, including:

PHW Advisory Note - Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Social Care Settings (Care Homes and Domiciliary Care), updated 2 November.

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services has issued a written Statement on the use of medical masks in health and social care.

Flu vaccine information

Testing and tracing

Routine testing for frontline health and social care staff - announcement; written statement.

Self isolation support payment

Statutory sick pay enhancement scheme

Test, trace, protect: coronavirus, collection.

Guidance on test bookings and process

Key (critical) workers testing policy: coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 18 May 2020.

The Test Trace Protect document, updated on 4 June 2020, sets out the Welsh Government's strategy.

Guidance on contact tracing:

Guidance on NHS App

Contact tracing: if you have tested positive

What to do if you are a confirmed contact

Your questions on contact tracing

Contact tracing: stay alert to scams

Workforce and training

Guidance - Social care workforce special payment scheme, published 28 August 2020. This has details of the Welsh Government's scheme to give a £500 bonus to frontline social care workers.

The Welsh Government has agreed to a death in service payment for the families of all NHS and social care staff in Wales. This scheme will provide eligible beneficiaries with a one-off sum of £60,000.  Press release dated 27 April 2020.

A social care worker card has been sent to those on the Register of Social Care Workers, managed by Social Care Wales. A digital version is downloadable and a hard copy posted later. FAQs updated 17 July 2020.

Public Health Wales has an online resource on staying well at home, which provides mental health support.

Social Care Wales have collected information and resources on health and well-being for Social Care workers.

Information for businesses

UK Government, Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Walesupdated 20 October 2020.

Welsh Government page on support for businesses and employers.


The Welsh Government has allocated an extra £40m to help adult social care services, updated 14 April 2020, allocated to local government through the COVID-19 'hardship fund' and used to meet increased costs of PPE, food, staffing costs and ICT. The announcement says local authorities will work with providers to draw down funding based on need.

The Welsh Government is to supply an additional £10 million funding, through Regional Partnership Boards, to support new and enhanced homecare packages to support patients to leave hospital for their ongoing assessment and recovery. Press release 29 April 2020

An additional £22.7m was allocated to social care in Wales in August

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