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.





Support for EU Citizens available through

EU/EEA citizens must apply into the EU Settlement Scheme to live and work in the UK after 1st January 2021. The scheme grants them a legal status that protects their citizen’s rights and enables them to continue accessing welfare services.  If you know of anyone in need of support (a neighbour, a colleague, a friend or a client) our website provides information in 15 languages. Settled provide advice in 8 languages over the phone and have presence on Twitter and Facebook with Forums and Webinars in different languages.


Contact in Wales: Eva Plajerova – 07511 214678 or

UK Government

Extension of Access to Work Scheme

Covid-19 is changing the way we work and impacting working environments and arrangements. With many employers asking workers to adapt to a new environment, Access to Work can play a key role in supporting disabled people to retain, return to and move into employment.

  • People who are clinically extremely vulnerable can get new applications for grant funding fasttracked.
  • Funding can now cover taxi fares and public transport costs, if a health condition prevents you from travelling on public transport during the pandemic.

Those working from home or in the workplace with a disability will benefit from extra help, due to an extension of the Access to Work scheme, including support for special equipment, travel costs and mental health.

  • Increased funding and support available for those who are extremely clinically vulnerable to continue to work from home or remain employed.
  • Your workplace can include your home if you work from there some or all of the time
  • Funding up to £60,000 per person, can include equipment and the cost of travel to avoid public transport.


Link to information


Apply for funding either online at:

or phone on 0800 121 7479.


Welsh Government

Indoor care home visits to resume from tomorrow [Friday 28 August]

Indoor visits to adult and children’s care homes have been given the green light to resume from Friday 28th August, one day earlier than previously announced, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething has confirmed.

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.

Apply for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test

Get tested to find out if you have coronavirus.


Social care workforce special payment scheme

Social care workforce special payment scheme

Link to information

Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions

What you and businesses can and cannot do during the outbreak and what happens if you break these new laws.


Link to information


Welsh holidaymakers urged to follow quarantine rules to stop COVID-19 spread

Holidaymakers are being reminded to follow quarantine rules when they return to Wales from abroad to stop the spread of coronavirus.


Coronavirus legislation and guidance on the law

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


Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: test, trace, protect

Guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 13 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.


Link to information


Face to face support increases for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, the Welsh Government is stepping up support to promote face to face services for victims and survivors of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV).


Link to information

Technical Advisory Cell: summary of advice 21 August 2020

Summary of COVID-19 advice provided to Welsh Ministers on 21 August 2020.

Advice on coronavirus from the Technical AdvisoryCell

Information to help ministers respond in the best interests of the Welsh population to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in workplaces and premises open to the public

Guidance under regulation 13 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from Welsh border rules

Explains who is exempt from self-isolation requirements under new Welsh border rules introduced due to coronavirus.

Apply for the Childcare Providers Grant: coronavirus

Childcare providers including child minders, nurseries, cylch meithrin, crèches and out of school clubs can apply for up to £5,000 to cover loss of income between 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.

Care Home Cwtch

Care Home Cwtch: Care staff safety – a priority for resident safety


The next Cwtch Home Digital Cwtch session for care home managers will take place between 2pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday, 16 September. The session will explore the topic of ‘care staff safety: a priority for resident safety’.


Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with the link you’ll need to join the meeting. We look forward to seeing you

If you’re interested in attending, you’ll need to
register before the session using this link:

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: 02/09/2020