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

Supported living guidance: coronavirus

Guidance on how people in supported living can see family and friends and stay safe with their support and care workers.

Mental Health Minister pledges £3million ‘helping hand’ to most vulnerable in the pandemic


Additional funding of nearly £3million will support some of the most vulnerable mental health service users in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oral Statement: Health Protection Measures Post-Firebreak

On 3rd November, the First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS made an oral statement on health protection measures post-firebreak.

Impact assessments: coronavirus


Assessments of how our measures to manage COVID-19 affect equality of opportunity.

Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (shielding): easy read guide

Easy read guide to shielding people defined as extremely vulnerable.

Operational guidance for schools and settings from the autumn term


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

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool


Check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19.

This tool helps you consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe.

Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions

Guidance on how you can keep safe during the outbreak and what rules are in place to protect people.

Keeping children safe in childcare: coronavirus


Guidance to help childcare providers and parents to protect children.

World Health Organization and Welsh Government commit to achieve better health for all


A new agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Welsh Government has been launched, cementing Wales’s commitment to working more closely with the international organisation to tackle health equity and ensuring prosperity for all.

Care home testing guidance


COVID-19 PCR testing in care homes. Managing residents and staff who test positive for COVID-19 and reporting arrangements.

Testing process for care homes: COVID-19


How care home residents and staff are tested for coronavirus

Written Statement: Covid-19 asymptomatic testing programme for care homes


Written Statement from Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Covid-19 testing

Information relating to the tests being used to identify those with Covid-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related statistics and research


Latest data and analysis on the effect of coronavirus on society in Wales.

Written Statement: Update on care home visiting


Written Statement by Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

The Adoption and Fostering (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020: integrated impact assessment summary

We have introduced subordinate legislation to support the adoption and fostering sectors during the pandemic.

Offices and contact centres: coronavirus workplace guidance


How to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic if you work or employ people in an office or contact centre.

Labs and research facilities: coronavirus workplace guidance


How to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic if you work or employ people in indoor research environments.

Advice on coronavirus from the Technical Advisory Cell

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

Technical Advisory Group: behavioural insights to support a post fire break Wales


Report on behavioural insights to support what restrictions will be needed after the firebreak.

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.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

New quick guide: Providing care and support at home to people who have had COVID-19

This quick guide will help home care workers and personal assistants (PAs) to provide care and support to people who have left hospital after having COVID-19. It explains what to expect as these people return to their lives at home under new circumstances.

Infection control resources for care providers

Infection prevention and control are essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This video-based course and associated quick guide will teach you about the spread of infection and what you can do to protect both yourself and the people you care for.

Dementia in care homes and


This is a quick guide for carers in care homes supporting residents living with dementia during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will discuss four clinical situations that may help to illustrate some challenges.


Other useful resources:

Public Health Wales

New online tool aims to ensure that those most in need get support during pandemic

The COVID Response Map Wales highlights areas where there are higher numbers of people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, as well as areas where there may be less community support available.


Useful links:

Social Care Wales – Covid-19 web pages

WeCareWales – Latest Jobs

ADSS Cymru – Support for Commissioned Providers

Public Health Wales, Daily 2pm Statements:

Public Health Wales Coronavirus Data Dashboard!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary

Care Inspectorate Wales, FAQs:

  • Author: ADSS Cymru & Partners
  • Date: 11/11/2020