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.

From DW

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

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.

The latest rules and restrictions

All of Wales is currently in Alert Level 1, read more about what this means for you.

Restrictions from 7 June: Frequently asked questions

The rules on gathering with other people from 7 June

Shielding

Advice to those on the shielding patient changed on 31st March. Those who were shielding should follow the same advice as the rest of the Welsh population.

Read the latest guidance

Written Statement: Letter to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – ‘shielding’ (18/03/2021)

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

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.

The COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford Astra Zeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use. They are safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines which can be used in Wales. There are many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health Wales has answered the most frequently asked questions. The page is being updated regularly.

The National Health Service (NHS) has published information on how you will be contacted for your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

All health boards in Wales are now inviting all 18+ adults to be vaccinated. If you think that you have been missed, Welsh Government has updated its guidance on what to do and who to contact.

Be aware of coronavirus vaccination scams. Realistic COVID-19 vaccine scams have been circulating in Wales. We have published information on what to look out for.

Further guidance and resources

Rapid COVID-19 self-testing kits (lateral flow tests) are now available for unpaid carers. Asymptomatic testing is an important way to keep people safe and can provide reassurance as restrictions ease. Find out more.

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 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.

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.

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.


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