Social Care Providers are playing a critical role in protecting and caring for the most at-risk citizens in our communities. These are challenging times and the leadership of social care in Wales really appreciates everything you are doing to keep people safe.

This document should be read in conjunction with the most recent advice from Public Health Wales (PHW) and Welsh Government.

The aim of this briefing is to keep providers informed of the latest updates, provide advice and respond to general enquiries.





ADSS Cymru

Webinar onSupport for Commissioned Providers Guidance

Reminder of the webinar taking place this Thursday 16 July, 11am-12pm


Hosted by ADSS Cymru in association with the National Commissioning Board and Welsh Government.


An agenda is available to view online.

Register to attend the webinar:

Link to webinar


Link to Agenda


Welsh Government

Easy Read Guidance - Shielding advice

Easy read guide to shielding people defined as extremely vulnerable.

Link to guidance

How to get tested for coronavirus: easy read poster

Print and share or display this easy read poster to raise awareness of how to get tested for coronavirus.

Link to poster


Covid-19 Multilingual Testing/

Multilingual information about coronavirus symptoms, testing and contact tracing.

Link to information

Covid-19 Symptoms Study App

Information on the processing and protection of personal data collected through the track and trace app.

Link to information


COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool

This tool helps you consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe. It is designed for health and social care staff but can be used in any workplace.

Link to tool

Review of lockdown measures and health protection restrictions


First Minister makes a statement on the review of the lockdown measures (10th July 2020)

Link to statement



These Regulations impose restrictions on individuals, businesses and others to protect public health. They replace the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

Link to statement on Regulations


Link to Regulations

Care home voices

Older People’s Commissioner’s recent Care Home Voices report

Link to statement

Together we’ll keep children and young people safe as we rebuild from Covid-19 - Non-statutory guide for practitioners

The Welsh Government has produced this non-statutory guide to remind practitioners working across agencies of their responsibilities to safeguard children and to support them in responding to concerns about children at risk.

Link to guidance

Face Coverings

Face coverings will become compulsory for everyone travelling on public transport in Wales from Monday July 27, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.


Digital Communities Wales

Free Care Homes Digital Training Carousel – Wednesday 22 July, 2pm


We have a developed a two-hour training session specifically for care homes. This session is open to all care home staff and would be particularly beneficial for Activity Co-ordinators. Attending the session will give you lots of new ideas, tips and practical suggestions so you can show your residents the many exciting ways that digital technology can be used. We will cover five different topics which include: Reminiscence, Games and Quizzes, Podcasts, Smart Speakers, Music and Keeping Active / Healthy Food. You will be able to share your experiences and ideas with other homes too.


To book, please visit:


Care Inspectorate Wales

Facilitation of outdoor visits to care services

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) is seeking people’s views on how outdoor visits are being facilitated at care services in Wales following recent Welsh Government guidance. They are asking people to get in touch via the CIW website to give their views.

Social Care Wales

WeCare Wales jobs portal


Social care employers: we want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now. To help you find the right people to fill your vacancies and support your business, we’ve created a jobs portal that will list current social care jobs in Wales.


Post your job vacancies on Twitter and include the following details:

  • job title
  • local authority (if the role covers more than one authority, include them all)
  • brief description of the role
  • hashtag: #WeCareWalesJobs (you must include this).





  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 15/07/2020