COVID-19 Concerns

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The First Minister has recently confirmed that Wales has moved to Alert Level Zero with effect from 7 August 2021. At Alert Level Zero, there are no legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events. In addition, all businesses and premises may be open.

In line with the latest scientific and public health advice, some key rules remain in place in law as follows:

  1. Businesses, employers and other organisations must continue to undertake a specific coronavirus risk assessment and take reasonable measures to minimise exposure to, and the spread of, coronavirus.
  2. Everyone must continue to self-isolate for 10 days if they test positive for COVID-19.  If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are aged 18 or over and not fully vaccinated, you must also self-isolate for 10 days.
  3. Adults and children over 12 must continue to wear face-coverings  in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes or nightclubs.

A summary of these changes can be found at the attached links:

https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-summary

https://gov.wales/alert-level-0

The core set of Welsh Government (WG) guidance has also been updated to reflect these changes, and is now live on the WG website. Links are attached below:

Core universal guidance for the public on managing personal risk:

https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-guidance-public

In addition to the guidance, the set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has also been refreshed. Links below:

https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-frequently-asked-questions

We are currently updating our organisational guidance in line with these changes. Further information about how the changes will affect our staff and learners will be included in the guidance, which will be circulated in the next few weeks.

Guidance for Staff

To find out more regarding your employment with us, please read our Coronavirus FAQ below.

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Government advice links

The best place to find the latest answers to Covid-19 questions is the Public Health Wales, NHS, and UK Government websites. So for your easy reference, please see these links below:

PHW

NHS

UK Gov

 

nhs covid-19

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

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