Care Providers give critical support to the most at-risk citizens in our communities, and the leadership of social care in Wales is proud for your continued commitment and hard work.

This information bulletin 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.




Welsh Government

Changes to learning, exams, and attending schools and colleges during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oral Statement: Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations


Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

COVID-19 vaccination programme: weekly updates

Includes who is currently being vaccinated and where vaccinations are taking place.

Regional coronavirus testing facilities


Wales’ testing capacity is supported by an extensive network of facilities across the country.


Free PPE packs for taxi drivers


Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers in Wales will be able to claim a free pack of high quality PPE and vehicle cleaning materials, funded by Welsh Government


Written Statement: Enhancing Covid-19 Testing in Care Homes


Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services
Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services


Getting food and essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic


How you can get food and essential supplies if you are vulnerable, self-isolating or a critical worker.

Covid Funding


Information on how much funding from UK Government has been spent.


Written Statement: New variants of concern in Wales


Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services


Written Statement: Letter to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – previously ‘shielding’


Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Operational guidance for schools and settings to support limited attendance at alert level 4


How schools and other providers can make their sites safe for staff and learners during limited attendance.

Join with us, and help to become part of the solution by taking the vaccine and encouraging others in your communities to do so


Vaughan Gething and Jane Hutt’s message to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in Wales.

Routine testing for education and childcare staff


Guidance for education and childcare staff on twice weekly testing at home.

Slides and datasets from the Minister for Education and Deputy Chief Medical Officer's coronavirus briefing: 5 February 2021


Statistical information from the Minister for Education and Deputy Chief Medical Officer's coronavirus briefing on 5 February 2021.

Open letter to headteachers


Open letter to headteachers from Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education.

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool

The COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool has been updated regarding the following:



to reflect the update in guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable

We recommend anyone who has not undertaken the assessment to do so, or if there has been a change in your circumstances to retake it.

Webinar: EU Settlement Scheme


Helping EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to secure their rights to stay in the UK


2 March 2021, 11am – 12pm

Newfields Law and TGP Cymru will be delivering a webinar on 2 March 2021 for voluntary organisations, many of whom will work with vulnerable EU citizens who may not have applied to the scheme yet. The webinar will cover the key details of the EUSS and the application process, and it will provide information about how you can signpost and refer EU citizens to the support that’s most relevant to their specific needs.


In particular, this session is of use to organisations that work with people in need of social care, the elderly, ex-offenders, victims and survivors of domestic violence, those with mental health conditions, homeless people / homeless young people, looked after children and care leavers.

If you would like to attend, please register on the link below.


If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Lilla Farkas on 02920431717 or email


  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 10/02/2021