Covid-19

We are continuing to bring together resources, advice and updates to help our members stay informed and access support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns that we may be able to help with.

Your Frequently Asked Questions on Coronavirus

Contact information for local authorities and service providers

Tips for food and essential items to have in the cupboards

A joint statement on the impact of coronavirus on disabled people in Wales

A joint statement on the coronavirus bill

An update from DW

Coronavirus and chronic illness – a guest blog

We are signatories to a letter calling for disability rights to be upheld when treating those ill with coronavirus

More links to the Welsh Government response to the joint statement and new framework guidelines.

Welsh Government have published their Safer Public Places during Covid-19 – Wales Guidance. It is a framework for identifying the issues associated with the use of public places in light of the need for social distancing. The guidance is also available in Welsh.

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has published a new COVID-19 guidance pack, providing a range of useful information and resources about keeping older people safe. It includes some ways to identify older people who may be at risk, as well as contact details for key organisations that can provide crucial help and support.

Updated guidance for unpaid carers who provide care for family and friends. It includes information on the access and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), how and when to use it and where to get it.

A list of regional coronavirus testing facilities by Welsh Government

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus

Information and advice on travel and transport for key workers and all other essential travel

Welsh Government is continuously updating its FAQ’s for people who have been shielding.

Bevan Commission has launched its Distance Aware campaign, endorsed by the Welsh Government. This is a national initiative to enable individuals and organisations to politely prompt ongoing distancing and respect of individual social space.

Welsh Government is trialling a service where you can receive updates on shielding directly to your mobile phone and email address. This is designed for those who have previously received shielding letters. You can sign up on this page to receive all the latest updates at your fingertips.

As of 22nd December 2020, the advice to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, previously ‘shielding’ has changed to advise those within this group that they should no longer attend work or school outside the home. Letters from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO) have been issued, confirming this advice. These letters can be used as evidence for the purposes of claiming statutory sick pay. Here is the written statement.

Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as clinically extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19) – ‘shielding’

Written Statement: Letter to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – previously ‘shielding’. (An Easy Read version of this letter is currently being developed)

All of Wales is currently in lockdown (alert level 4). Alert level 4 means that people must stay at home. Welsh Government has published an easy read version of the COVID-19 alert plan for Wales.

Lockdown (level 4 restrictions) will continue in Wales as First Minister, Mark Drakeford, urges people to ‘Stay home to save lives.’

A new COVID-19 vaccination strategy has been published by Welsh Government. It states that, by mid-February – all care home residents and staff; frontline health and social care staff; everyone over 70 and everyone who is defined on medical grounds as clinically extremely vulnerable will have been offered vaccination. Find out more by reading the written statement.


We will continue to provide you with up-to-date information through our social media channels – facebook @disabilitywales and twitter @DisabilityWales our website www.disabilitywales.org and by email.  

Please continue to contact us as normal on 029 20887325 or email: info@disabilitywales.org 

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