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The Grange hospital to open four months early

A brand new hospital for Wales will open four months ahead of schedule the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has confirmed today. The Grange Hospital will officially open mid-November this year, instead of the original planned date in March 2021. The... (Continue reading)

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Indoor care home visits to resume from tomorrow

Indoor visits to adult and children’s care homes have been given the green light to resume from tomorrow [Friday 28], one day earlier than previously announced, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has confirmed. Guidance for care home... (Continue reading)

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NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches almost 300,000 people

The latest weekly statistics show that the service has consistently reached the vast majority of those testing positive and their contacts in 3 months of operation. Where contact details are shared, contact tracers have reached 88.3% of contacts since the... (Continue reading)

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New payment for people self-isolating in highest risk areas

People on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new payment scheme. Government to implement new payment for people on low incomes in... (Continue reading)

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Online services designed for home movers

With the addition of the new online service, customers can update the address on both their driving licence and log book in less than 5 minutes on GOV.UK. New figures released by DVLA show that around 66% of all customers... (Continue reading)

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12-minute COVID tests

£6.76m deal will benefit Scottish manufacturing. NHS Scotland has agreed a £6.76 million deal to purchase new machines capable of turning around coronavirus (COVID-19) tests in 12 minutes. UK-based life sciences company LumiraDx will supply 300 rapid testing machines as... (Continue reading)

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Driving test booking service reopens following essential maintenance

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has reopened the driving test booking service, following unprecedented demand on Friday 21 August 2020. The driving test booking service has reopened today (Wednesday 26 August 2020) following unprecedented demand that meant the... (Continue reading)

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Economic Resilience Fund provides critical support to UK’s leading supplier of bakery equipment

Welsh Government’s bespoke Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is providing crucial support to the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of professional bakery equipment, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, has announced. Mono Equipment, based in Swansea, received £108,000... (Continue reading)

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Face coverings in schools

Guidance updated. Guidance for pupils and staff on the use of face coverings in schools and on school transport has been updated. In light of the latest scientific and public health advice, including World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, face coverings... (Continue reading)

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Further £1.1m in emergency funding for flood asset repairs in Rhondda Cynon Taf confirmed

Communities in Rhondda Cynon Taf – which saw some of the worst flooding when storms Ciara and Dennis struck Wales earlier this year – are set to benefit from a further £1.1m in emergency funds, to cover the immediate repair... (Continue reading)

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