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

Every household to receive vaccination information

Letters about the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 vaccination plans will shortly begin to arrive at the front door of every household in Wales.

Every household to receive vaccination information | GOV.WALES

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


Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services

Coronavirus legislation and guidance on the law


The laws and guidance on these laws passed in Wales in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools: coronavirus guidance


Changes to learning and teaching in schools

Slides and datasets from the Chief Medical Officer and NHS Wales Chief Executive's coronavirus briefing: 6 January 2021


Statistical information from the Chief Medical Officer and NHS Wales Chief Executive's coronavirus briefing on 6 January 2021.

Supporting the healthcare science workforce throughout the second COVID-19 wave: December 2020


Letter from the four countries Chief Healthcare Science Officers regarding the second wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19) – previously known as ‘shielding’: FAQs


Information for people who have been identified as being at a very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

Closure of hospitality venues


Copies of correspondence relating to the decision to close hospitality venues.

Care home testing process maps


Process maps to provide guidance for COVID-19 testing in care homes.

Protective measures in childcare settings: keep childcare safe


How to get your childcare service ready to allow more children to attend and protect them and your staff from coronavirus.

First Minister: “Stay home to save lives”


First Minister Mark Drakeford today said everyone must stay at home to save lives as he confirmed the alert level four coronavirus restrictions in Wales will continue.

Guidance on learning in schools and settings: coronavirus


This guidance provides advice on learning and teaching that schools and settings may wish to provide.

Coronavirus control plan: alert levels in Wales


Describes the measures to control coronavirus at 4 alert levels and how the level will be set.

Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy


Vaughan Gething AS, Minister for Health and Social Services

COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy for Wales

How we will protect our population from COVID-19 through vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination strategy | GOV.WALES

All Wales COVID-19 Workforce Risk Assessment Tool survey: privacy notice


Information about how we will use your data.

COVID-19 vaccination and adult care homes.


There have been some concerns with regards Covid-19 vaccination of care home residents and staff where there are cases of COVID-19 or a single positive case in an asymptomatic staff member.


Vaccination of staff and residents of adult care homes may still take place subject to risk assessment.


Further information available on PHW website:


  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 13/01/2021