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.




Business Wales

Economic Resilience Fund

Social Care Providers - The Economic Resilience Fund has been set up to assist businesses through this difficult period.

To review your eligibility for these funds and apply, or to get further information, guidance and support, visit the Business Wales website.


Welsh Government

Animation - All Wales COVID-19 Workforce Risk Assessment Tool

The All Wales COVID-19 Workforce Risk Assessment Tool is designed to be suitable for use for all health and social care staff. The Tool helps you to consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and what you can do to help you stay safe.

This animation helps to explain how the tool works.


Link to tool:

Guidance - Regional coronavirus testing facilities

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

Guidance - Apply for a coronavirus test

Get tested to find out if you have coronavirus.

Guidance - Antibody testing: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Explains antibody testing for COVID-19 including that it cannot tell people whether they are immune.

Testing for coronavirus: weekly updates

Includes the number and results of coronavirus tests, who was tested and where they were tested.

Guidance - Apply for a coronavirus test

Get tested to find out if you have coronavirus.


Covid-19 guidance for unpaid carers - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Welsh Government has published guidance for anyone who provides regular personal care to a vulnerable friend or relative.  The guidance explains the situations in which unpaid carers:

  • might need to use PPE
  • where they can access PPE
  • how to use PPE safely.


Guidance - Visits to care homes: guidance for providers

Guidance for care home providers for adults and children on how to enable safe visiting during the coronavirus pandemic.


Written statement: Student nurses and midwives: pandemic contributions

Minister for Health and Social Services thanks all the students who came forward to support health and care services.


Guidance - Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus

How to self-isolate and look after yourself at home if there is possible coronavirus infection in your household.

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Extended households will enable families to be re-united

People from two separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive extended household the First Minister will today [Monday June 29] announce.


Guidance - Contact tracing: support for workers and the self-employed

Support for people who are self-isolating.


Daily contact tracing check: symptoms, guidance and support

Follow this guidance if you have been contacted by the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect Service.

Health and Care Research Wales

There’s still time to take part in the Health and Care Research Wales Survey!


We have been collecting the views and concerns of older people who use social care services and the people who support them. The aim is to develop a plan for social care research that will enable older people in Wales to live happier and more fulfilling lives.

We would like to hear from more practitioners delivering social care and support services to people in Wales aged 65 or over. This includes

  • People working in a care home or supported living, and community care providers
  • Social care professionals working for Local Authorities and private companies, such as care workers, social workers, occupational therapists and advocates
  • Senior managers and policy leads for social care services
  • People working in the third sector organisations and community groups, including volunteers, who give care and support to older people and unpaid carers
  • Personal assistants

You don’t need to know about research – we just want to hear about your experiences and opinions.

What are the challenges you face in your role? What do you think works well? What could be improved regarding the delivery of support and care to older people?

The survey is anonymous and will only take 10 minutes to complete.

To take part, please go to


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).

We're also asking for responses to our survey to understand people's attitudes towards the social care and early years and childcare sectors



To complete the survey: https://wh1



  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 01/07/2020