Welsh Government news 21.5.2020

Wales’ emergency departments are still open and here for those in urgent need

People across Wales are being urged to stay safe and well and to remember emergency department staff are available if they need urgent help. Read more

Statement from the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms

New guidance from the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers on coronavirus symptoms. From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop at least one of the following coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough fever loss of smell or taste (anosmia) Read more

Everyone in Wales with symptoms can book a coronavirus test

From today, (Monday 18 May) everyone in Wales with symptoms of coronavirus will be able to request a test as a new online booking service becomes available. Wales is joining a new UK-wide system for ordering home testing kits, in line with the Welsh Government’s Test Trace Protect strategy. Read more

How Wales created 19 new field hospitals in less than 8 weeks…

Across Wales the Welsh Government is supporting the NHS to create new field hospitals and rapidly increase bed capacity. Read more

New app to provide specialist advice to GPs in seconds

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has approved £650,000 funding for a new system to allow GPs, paramedics and other healthcare professionals to get immediate specialist advice when reviewing and treating patients. Read more

Health & Wellbeing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Information from Public Heath Wales Read more

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

NOTE: Detailed information on new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales is now available on our user-friendly data dashboard on the Public Health Wales website. Read more

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